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New world record for McCaw

10th November 2013 14:48


New Zealand s flanker Richie McCaw holds the Dave Gallaher trophy

Top of the pile: Richie McCaw

All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw added another accolade to his illustrious career in Saturday's win over France as he became Test rugby's most-capped captain.

According the International Rugby Board's official statistics, McCaw led New Zealand for the 85th time in his 122nd Test at the Stade de France, surpassing Irishman Brian O' Driscoll's 84 and South African John Smit's 83 Tests as captain.

Incredibly, McCaw has won 75 of those 85 Tests for a 88.8 percent win rate.

The 32-year-old loose forward, who made his Test debut in 2001, will have the opportunity to reach another benchmark on Saturday, as he aims to lead the All Blacks to their 13th win in 13 starts this year when they face England at Twickenham.

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