In 2006 he was appointed captain of the All Blacks – who he led at the 2007 World Cup.
After their elimination in the quarter-finals, his captaincy came under criticism, but he was retained and eventually led the team to consecutive world cup titles in the 20 Rugby World Cups, becoming one of only twenty dual Rugby Union World Cup winners.
(born 31 December 1980) is a former New Zealand rugby union player, who captained the All Blacks – the country's national team – in 110 out of his 148 test matches.
He is the most capped test rugby player of all time.
The following year he played for the Under-21s and Canterbury in the National Provincial Championship (NPC), before debuting in 2001 for the Crusaders in Super Rugby.
He was selected for the All Blacks' 2001 end-of-year tour, despite having played only eight minutes of Super 12 rugby.
Mc Caw predominantly played in the openside flanker position for the New Zealand, Crusaders and Canterbury teams, but had also played as blindside flanker and no. Mc Caw has won the World Rugby player of the year award a record three times (equal with Dan Carter).His ability to anticipate play and adaptability to referee's law interpretations are two of his key attributes.During Mc Caw's career, Canterbury won the NPC (later ITM Cup) five times, and the Crusaders have reached the Super Rugby semi-finals nine times, going on to win the final on four of these occasions.Since his debut, the All Blacks have won seven Tri-Nations titles, completed three successful Grand Slam tours and won the Bledisloe Cup eight times.
He was raised in Kurow in rural North Otago, before moving to Dunedin in 1994 to board at Otago Boys' High School.In 1999 he moved to Christchurch to study at Lincoln University and was selected in the national under-19 team.