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All Blacks captain Ritchie McCaw signs with New Zealand to 2011

All Blacks captain Ritchie McCaw signs with New Zealand to 2011

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw re-signed with the New Zealand Rugby Union on Monday through to the 2011 World Cup.
McCaw's new contract includes an option to take a playing "sabbatical" in Europe, but the 27-year-old flanker said he had no intention of doing so.
"Right now, I'm feeling fresh mentally and my body seems to be handling the rugby OK, so I have no plans for a sabbatical," he said.
Flyhalf Daniel Carter, who also recently signed through 2011, is expected to announce plans to play in France under a similar sabbatical agreement, likely to earn him more than US$1 million (


Updated : 2021-05-13 14:41 GMT+08:00