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More Test rugby records for McCaw

Roar Guru
24th August, 2014
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Another Test, another couple of world records for All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.

The veteran flanker scored two tries, the third double of his 129-Test career, as New Zealand pummelled the Wallabies 51-20 in Auckland to retain the Bledisloe Cup.

In doing so, he took his tally to 23 tries, the most in Tests by any forward from a tier-one nation.

The previous record was 22, scored by former Wales No.8 Colin Charvis.

McCaw, 33, also holds the record for the most tries by any player against a tier-one opponent, surpassing a number of prolific outside backs.

His 11 tries against Australia eclipses the former world record of 10 scored by All Blacks fullback Christian Cullen against South Africa.

A number of players are on nine, including former Wallabies David Campese (against Argentina) and Matt Giteau (against South Africa).

McCaw is the sport’s most capped forward and captain (92 Tests) and has won easily more Tests as a player (114) and skipper (81) than anyone.

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