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McCaw sets sights on Wallabies

21st June 2014 13:15

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Richie McCaw All Blacks haka v England 2014

Wants 18: Richie McCaw

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw has set his sights on holding the tier one world record for wins outright when they face Australia in August.

They made it seventeen in a row when beating England 36-13 in Hamilton, equalling the runs of the 1965-69 All Blacks and 1997-98 Springboks.

"It will be quite nice to hold it outright," revealed McCaw, who has twice fallen on sixteen straight.

"We've been in this situation a couple of times before but you acknowledge it and you work out what's the way of achieving these things and it's about every week going back, getting your feet on the ground, and preparing well.

"When we get the next chance that's what we've got to do."

Meanwhile, England coach Stuart Lancaster found time to praise the All Blacks for their ongoing achievements in the game.

"Their record demonstrates they are, in rugby terms, obviously the best but also in sporting terms to have won that number of international games against not just teams that are ranked sixth, seventh, and eight in the world they have done it consistently against second, third and fourth," he said.

"They have a great blend of athletic talent and ability, skill-set, experience and continuity and consistency."

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