He is a flanker, preferably openside.
Crusaders (New Zealand)
sleeping, gadening, play
when he was eight years old
when he was 8 years old in school
He plays in the openside position for the New Zealand, Crusaders and Canterbury rugby teams
McCaw was reportedly on a NZ$6 million dollar, four year contract to play Super Rugby and for the All Blacks. That means NZ$1.5 per year or thereabouts, plus a personal endorsement deals he has going which would be in the hundreds of thousands of dollara each.
He played rugby for the local Kurow rugby club as a youngster, but it was not until 1994, when he boarded at Otago Boys' High School in Dunedin, that he started to take the game seriously.
He plays as a second striker .
As they both play in completely different positions its difficult to actually tag either a the best. However, it is considered across the rugby world that both in their roles are exceptional players McCaw being voded the players player of the year yet again
Richie McCaw's father told him when he was 8 years old that he would enjoy rugby more if he got fitter. Richie said that this comment from his father stuck with him as his father didn't say he would be better if he was fitter, he said that 'he would enjoy it more' which motivated Richie.