Richie McCaw: The greatest All Black ever?

By Paul Thomas In Sport

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27th October, 2012
In sport and publishing, timing is everything. Richie McCaw’s autobiography hit the bookshops a few days after he became the first player in history to be on the winning side in 100 test matches, and as the consensus builds that he is the greatest-ever All Black. The dwindling band of dissenters might argue that Michael Jones was a better openside flanker and Colin “Pinetree” Meads was, is and always will be the most iconic All Black. Even if Jones in his 1987-88 heyday was superior – a debatable proposition – it’s surely pertinent that McCaw has produced many more great performances ...

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