Richie McCaw: By the numbers

2015-11-19 10:20
Richie McCaw (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Is he the greatest rugby player of all time? 

Richie McCaw is certainly in the conversation. 

The most capped Test player of all time retired from all rugby on Thursday, and he leaves behind a legacy that will see him remembered as one of the finest leaders and most iconic figures of all time. 

Here are a few numbers that stand out for Richie McCaw:

2 - Rugby World Cup victories

3 - World Player of the Year awards AND number of yellow cards in Tests

4 - Super Rugby titles

7 - Rugby Championship titles

22 - Rugby World Cup matches

27 - Test tries

32 - Bledisloe Cup matches

58 - Rugby Championship matches

61 - Tests played in New Zealand, of which 59 were won

110 - Tests as captain (all-time record)

148 - Test matches (all-time record)

2006 - The year McCaw was appointed All Black captain

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