Rugby

Richie McCaw to tie the knot

2016-01-12 09:20

Cape Town - Former All Black captain Richie McCaw says he is "very lucky" to be engaged to long-time partner, New Zealand hockey star, Gemma Flynn.

"Happy new year to everyone. I've had a fantastic start to 2016 and feel very lucky. Gemma said 'yes'! It's been great celebrating our engagement with friends and family in sunny central Otago. Here's to a great year ahead," McCaw posted on Facebook on Tuesday.

Last year the All Blacks became the first team to win back-to-back World Cups, as McCaw lifted the Webb Ellis Cup for the second time.

This year has already been a big one for the 148-Test All Blacks legend.

In the New Year's Honours he received New Zealand's highest accolade - being appointed to The Order of New Zealand (ONZ), which is confined to 20 living New Zealanders.

Flynn is a current member of the Black Sticks New Zealand women's hockey team, having made her debut in 2008.

Congratulations have poured in to the couple on Facebook, with McCaw's post receiving more than 50 000 likes in he first hour.

The pair have been together since 2013.

Read more on:    all blacks  |  richie mccaw  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
Vote

The Kings will play this year's Currie Cup in the "B" First Division. How will this impact their Super Rugby participation next year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.