McCaw receives NZ’s highest honour

2016-04-14 08:55
Richie McCaw (Getty)

Cape Town - Former All Black captain Richie McCaw on Thursday became the youngest person to receive New Zealand’s highest honour, the All Blacks’ official website reports.

At a ceremony at Government House, McCaw was invested as a Member of the Order of New Zealand. The Order of New Zealand is the country's highest honour, limited to only 20 living New Zealanders.

At 35-years-old, the two-time Rugby World Cup winner is the youngest person to ever be appointed to the order.

Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae said he was pleased to have honoured McCaw with a medal: "You've conducted yourself as a leader and a man."

McCaw retired from rugby after leading the All Blacks to a World Cup win in England last year.


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