As well as two world cups, the All Blacks won seven Tri-Nations titles, completed three successful Grand Slam tours and won the Bledisloe Cup eight times.
He made his debut in 2001 for the Crusaders, and was selected for the All Blacks' 2001 end-of-year tour, despite having played only eight minutes of Super 12 rugby.
He is the most capped test rugby player of all time, and has won the World Rugby player of the year award a joint record three times.
Mc Caw predominantly played in the openside flanker position for the New Zealand, Crusaders and Canterbury teams, but also played as a blindside flanker and no. During Mc Caw's career, Canterbury won the NPC (later ITM Cup) five times, and the Crusaders won four Super Rugby titles.
After the incident, Mc Caw visited a young boy in hospital who had broken his neck playing rugby and started to question whether he should be playing the game.
The fact they picked guys off one NPC season is bloody incredible".Of the six 2002 test matches Mc Caw played in, five were won by New Zealand with the only loss to Australia.This award is voted on by all international players, with players not allowed to vote for members of their own team.In 2004 he was appointed captain of the All Blacks, whom he led at the 2007 World Cup.After their elimination in the quarter-finals, his captaincy came under criticism, but he was retained and eventually led the team to consecutive world cup titles in 20, becoming one of only twenty players who have won two rugby union world cups.