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McCaw says retirement scares him 'a little bit'

Richie McCaw admits fear of retirement, rules out political career

McCaw says retirement scares him 'a little bit'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- All Blacks captain Richie McCaw says the prospect of retirement scares him "a little bit" but isn't yet certain he will end his international career after this year's Rugby World Cup.

McCaw became the world's most-capped test rugby player when he made his 142nd appearance for New Zealand in its 41-13 win over Australia on Saturday.

That test was believed to be McCaw's last for the All Blacks in New Zealand and he is expected to retire after guiding New Zealand's Cup defense in Britain in September and October.

But McCaw told the New Zealand Herald in an interview published Wednesday he hasn't firmly made up his mind to retire.

McCaw said "I haven't shut the door totally because I wasn't sure how I'd feel come the end of October."

Updated : 2021-09-28 22:47 GMT+08:00