Richard Ferguson

McCaw adds to the misery

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content on 25 May 2011 at 12:02
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The All Blacks seem to have the world’s best negotiators when it comes to rugby contracts as it was announced that yet another major name in New Zealand rugby has confirmed that he will remain in the New Zealand after the Rugby World Cup later this year. Yes you guessed it, the Springboks will have to contend with Richie McCaw for another three years.

McCaw made the announcement that he has signed on until 2015, signing mere days after his long time mate and also one of the best players in the world, Dan Carter confirmed that he too will be remaining in the land of the long white cloud. McCaw and Carter have now played 51 tests together and have been on the winning side 45 times, and this phenominal record will continue for the next few years still.

The two stars head the list of players who have all committed to New Zealand rugby post World Cup, including the likes of Keven Mealamu, Kieran Read, Conrad Smith and Israel Dagg, to name but a few.


  • they have loyalty and want to make a contribution to nz rugby and you have to take your hat off to them for that. they could have earned millions but instead stayed for less money. i still think they got a pretty good offer from the nz union. just hope that some of our players follow the same example and stay and play their rugby in sa

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.05.11 12:26:29 by jovner Reply
  • Honestly guys – do you think McCaw has that much topflight rugby left in him? Is it just me who thinks that he is not so fleet around the park? I think it is ambitious to think that he will play for NZ for that long – unless he is being targeted as a future coach…

    One thing that must be considered is that both Carter and Richie have clauses in their contracts allowing them to play for overseas clubs…

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.05.11 14:10:41 by DarkDestroyer Reply
  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 2) :

    He is only 30 years old?!

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.05.11 14:13:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : maybe I just despise him! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.05.11 14:15:23 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 4) :

    It seems like he has been around forever!

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.05.11 14:17:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : But seriously last season I really think he was overrated – he looked buggered on the EOYT – and this year he obviously had a lot of time on the sidelines – but seriously think a 4 year contract is massive – I am clearly in the minority here… No doubting his class and ability at the breakdown – its his mobility I question…

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.05.11 14:17:28 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : Yes – Richie is like Sachin Tendulkar – been playing professionally before one even remembers (or so it feels: as you say) – Why I think the contracts are that long is because they are the ICONS of NZRU and have shown loyalty – it makes the “lesser” players think twice and NZRU don’t suffer an exodus post 2011 RWC –

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.05.11 14:20:15 by DarkDestroyer Reply


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