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Captain McCaw sets 2 records

2014-08-25 11:20
Richie McCaw (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, who already holds a number of Test records, has chalked up two more.

McCaw, who scored two tries against the Wallabies in the All Blacks' 51-20 rout of their cross-Tasman rivals in Auckland on Saturday, has now has crossed the tryline 23 times.

That is a new world record for a loose forward, overtaking Welshmen Colin Charvis who scored 22 tries.

In addition, McCaw's tally against Australia rose to 11 tries, meaning McCaw has scored more tries against a single nation than any other player.

The previous record was held by fullback Christian Cullen, who scored 10 tries against the Springboks.

Richie McCaw's Test records:

129 - Tests (record for a forward)
114 - wins (record)
92 - Tests as captain (record)
81 - wins as captain (record)
23 - tries (record by any forward in history)
11 - tries against Australia (most by any one player against one team)


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