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Richie McCaw's try gives All Blacks tense win over Springboks

The All Blacks have a third successive Rugby Championship crown in their sights after beating South Africa 14-10 Saturday in a top-of-the-table clash involving the world's top ranked sides.

Richie McCaw and Tony Woodcock past their prime: Ross Reynolds

Bledisloe Cup winners:  Richie McCaw, left, and Tony Woodcock, who won the trophy last month.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies No.8 Ross Reynolds has continued the Bledisloe Cup war of words by claiming All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and prop Tony Woodcock are past their prime - less than a fortnight after...

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Richie McCaw's flame still burning bright, says Michael Hooper

Richie McCaw

Rupert Guinness The question to Wallabies captain Michael Hooper was never going to get the answer the reporter wished for: is his All Blacks opponent Richie McCaw a spent force?

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Richie McCaw no spent force, says All Blacks coach

Plenty still to offer: Richie McCaw.

Jim Morton All Blacks coach Steve Hansen disagrees Richie McCaw is a fading force but insists neither he, nor his captain, will be afraid to make the right call to end his illustrious career.

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All Black Richie McCaw tips Waratahs' Super Rugby win to lift Wallabies

‘‘There’s no doubt, you come off a successful campaign, you feel confident

Ben Strang All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is expecting the Waratahs' Super Rugby win to spur on the Wallabies during next weekend’s Rugby Championship opener in Sydney.

Rugby union

Richie McCaw to test broken ribs as Crusaders face ferocious Sharks in Super Rugby semi-final

Richie McCaw is confident about playing against the Sharks, despite not being fully fit.

Captain Richie McCaw entered the annals of New Zealand rugby folklore by playing in the 2011 World Cup with a broken foot but the pain was nothing compared to taking on England last month with...

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Richie McCaw says big-game nerves never go away as Crusaders face Waratahs in Super Rugby final

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Richard Knowler For Richie McCaw, the job of preparing for big rugby matches should be as simple as flicking dust off his shoes.

Richie McCaw out for Crusaders

Sidelined: Richie McCaw.

All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw will miss the Crusaders' crucial final round Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders in Christchurch on Saturday.

Union

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham preparing for Richie McCaw's Crusaders return

Richie McCaw has been described as one of the best All Blacks of all-time by Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore.

David Polkinghorne Richie McCaw's influence is so great even his presence on the training track can turn the Canterbury Crusaders around.

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Brumbies wary of Super Rugby's 'absolute warrior' Richie McCaw

He's back: Richie McCaw speaks to the media ahead of his comeback match for the Canterbury Crusaders.

Chris Dutton He has never lost to the ACT Brumbies in New Zealand. But the ACT Brumbies believe they can finally overcome Richie McCaw.

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All Blacks must drop Richie McCaw ... for now

Richie McCaw lifts the The Webb Ellis trophy in 2011.

Mark Reason Steve Hansen has some big calls to make in the coming months. Perhaps the biggest call is to drop Richie McCaw as the captain of the All Blacks and to drop him from the November tour of Europe.

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Western Force captain Matt Hodgson readies for Richie McCaw

Raring to go: Matt Hodgson.

For Western Force skipper Matt Hodgson, there'll be more than just team glory on the line during Friday night's crunch Super Rugby clash with the Crusaders in Christchurch.

All Blacks lose Richie McCaw, Cory Jane for Wallaby Test

Cory Jane

The All Blacks suffered a double blow on the eve of Saturday's Test against the Wallabies with captain Richie McCaw and wing Cory Jane ruled out after picking up injuries in training.

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Richie McCaw's broken thumb is more pain for Crusaders

Richie McCaw

Duncan Johnstone The Crusaders will know on Monday whether Richie McCaw will require surgery on a broken thumb that will have him absent from their struggling Super Rugby campaign for up to eight weeks.

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Richie McCaw out for two months with broken thumb

Richie McCaw.

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will miss about half of the Crusaders' Super Rugby season after breaking a bone in his thumb.

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I preferred Graham Henry over Robbie Deans for All Blacks job, says skipper Richie McCaw

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Paul Cully Richie McCaw has revealed that he told the NZRU that the Graham Henry-led ticket was the better option than appointing Robbie Deans after the All Blacks' 2007 World Cup failure.

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Richie McCaw returns in All Blacks training squad

Richie McCaw.

Veteran flanker Richie McCaw has been included in a 30-man All Blacks squad to train in Auckland this week.

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Richie McCaw targets Springboks game for All Blacks return

Richie McCaw.

The All Blacks have gambled on injured Richie McCaw being fit for their showdown Test against the Springboks early next month, and named the talismanic skipper in the 28-man touring squad.

Misfiring Wallabies keep tossing up more questions than answers

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Paul Cully There were question marks even after the win against South Africa, and they remain after Argentina.

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Uncapped Nathan Harris named in All Blacks squad

Uncapped hooker Nathan Harris is almost certain to make his Test debut during New Zealand's final two Rugby Championship matches in Argentina and South Africa after being named in Steve Hansen's...