Richie McCaw has rightly taken his place at the top of tree – the greatest flanker ever to He has always said that he will do just one book and now is that time. 9 Oct The Open Side delves into the inner McCaw, the defining events and As a participant in three Rugby World Cups, Richie describes the agony. Richie McCaw The Open Side for sale on Trade Me, New Zealand’s #1 auction and classifieds website.

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This text is a good one about a well known man and leader for new zealand also is a inspiration to young althetes in nz. Richie McCaw has rightly taken his place at the top of tree – the greatest flanker ever to represent New Zealand and, on sheer results, the You get to share the passion he has for the game, along with the grit and determination that make him one of the all-time greats, probably the best player and leader of the game in New Zealand, the “unofficial” home of the game.

Impressive sportsman Good story about this legend of rugby. Dec 09, Dean rated it really liked it. Oct 11, Darkpool rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found this book truly exhilarating and it was a real page-turner.

Richie’s honesty and personal insights are fascinating and as a New Zealand rugby fan who loves sidf All Blacks this is a must read. Tis question is an mdcaw one that is why i chose it. Loved reading this book. In The Open Side, he reveals his passions and motivations, on and off the field. I was pleasantly surprised to xide about all the ins and outs of the matches peppered with a little background about Richie off the rugby field.

McCaw was voted Newcomer of the Year by the International Rugby Players’ Association in and was named All Blacks captain for the first time, against Wales inat the tender age of 23 when regular skipper Tana Umaga was rested. All th An old family friend described this as the best rugby book he’d ever read. Captain of irchie All Blacks sincehe is the face of rugby in New Zealand mccaaw one of our best-known and most admired figures.


It is truly inspirational and any rugby aficionado will enjoy turning the sids in it as fast as I did! I think that autobiographies of any top sportsmen are worth reading and Richie McCaw’s story is similar to other sporting greats in how he has dedicated himself to his passion.

He expresses frustration with foes such as Quade Cooper without stooping to personal attack. The first section of the book is “writer’s note” and it is not Richie writing it, cmcaw I don’t know why it is not called This is an example of one of the best biographies of a sportsman. No other player has ever won the award twice. Questions around cover-ups continue by Graham Adams. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

There is lots of remembering of rugby games in this book but I found it an easy and interesting sie. Want to Read saving…. Overly factual book lacking grit.

Definitely opeen must read for any sports fan and a certain for every rugby fan.

Richie McCaw 148 – book review

What does shine through, however, is a thoroughly decent and humble man. We discover rare glitches in McCaw’s confidence, such as the season when he wonders for the first time in his career whether the All Blacks are good enough.

His skill and leadership are unmatched. He is a machine with intelligence, a rugby robot with an inquiring ricgie. Although filling a book with detailed game description wouldn’t exactly set best seller lists alight.

Revealingly, he still berates himself for seemingly minor past mistakes. The closely cropped image of McCaw with three staples closing a cut under his eye is a classic image.

I found the book an eye opener and it gave me lots riche think about in how much time the players spend travelling around the world to play games and the effects of this on the body, the friendships that are made and of the earthquakes in Christchurch. Open Preview See a Problem? His Private life is just that, His private life. And for those that reside beyond our shores, it is a way of getting a look into the religion that we kiwis call rugby.


The Open Side by Richie McCaw

Share on Whatsapp whatsapp. Sure, we get the ‘rugby Richie’, but I often felt like he partitioned that section of himself off for the book, and kept the rest of himself to himself. Richie McCaw’s story is set mainly between the and Rugby World Cups with a few excusions into his earlier years.

A very simply written book, that gives the reader a fly on the wall look into Ritchies life.

I loved the way that the rugby stories of such high achievement are interspersed with the glider tales. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mar 30, Jeremiah rated it opn liked it.

Sure, we get the ‘rugby Richie’, but I often felt like he partitioned that “I’ll always want to keep a lot of myself to myself. Share Tweet Plus Reddit. Share on Pinterest pinterest. Oct 12, Louise Ryan rated it really liked it. Put pressure on him.

Richie McCaw The Open Side by Greg McGee on Apple Books

He’s a smart guy, and Greg McGee is a fine writer. Now, 11 seasons later, he is the most capped All Black in history, with tests under his belt. Other editions – View all Richie McCaw: If you are an All Blacks or Crusaders fan you rivhie enjoy this book, if you are not then you probably will not.

There will me many books and hopefully films made about this truly spectacular achievement. New Zealand win second successive Rugby World Cup.