McCaw injury not serious

Date published: October 3 2015

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New Zealand captain Richie McCaw has quelled fears regarding the injury he suffered in Friday's victory over Georgia.

The flanker left the field in the 60th minute and appeared in some discomfort as he limped to the sidelines. However, speaking after the match, McCaw insisted that the injury to his quadricep was "nothing that a bit of ice won't fix".

McCaw said that he was not in doubt for the All Blacks final pool game against Tonga next week. With his side having already secured their place in the quarter-finals, McCaw may be given a rest regardless of his injury status.

The All Blacks have come in for some criticism for the sloppy nature of their 43-10 win over the Georgians, but McCaw believes there is no reason to panic.

"I actually think it was trying too hard at times," he said.

"We created a lot of opportunities in the first half and trying to finish it without taking another phase or another tackle and taking the space that was on.

"I must say we created a lot of opportunities and we were only a pass away. I don't think we need to panic too much but certainly we have to get those things better."

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