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Richie McCaw (1980 -)

10 Sep 2015

Our Subjects / Ā Mātou Kaupapa:
Biography, Sport

What is Richie McCaw well known for?

LEVEL: Primary / Intermediate

Richie McCaw (1980 -) is the record breaking captain of the All Blacks, the national rugby union team of New Zealand.  During his career he has achieved a great deal of success including leading the All Blacks to victory in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He has also played in Super Rugby and New Zealand provincial rugby

A great place to start looking for information is the All Blacks official website. When looking for information on a person or organisation we always recommend trying to find their official website first, as the information is likely to be more accurate than fan sites. The All Blacks website has an excellent profile of Richie McCaw. This profile includes information about his playing career for the All Blacks including how many points he has scored and how many games he has played. They also have a page of video of Richie McCaw which include interviews and footage of him playing rugby.

HOT TIP: Another place to look is Wikipedia which has great coverage of many topics, including Richie McCaw. But you need to be aware that this information is contributed by lots of different people. If you are using this site, it always pays to check the information against that on other sites or in books from the library. This article has information about his childhood and early career, as well as facts about his playing days.

DigitalNZ have lots more links to news sites, images, audio and videos about Richie McCaw. Just type a keyword into the search box to find information.  We recommend this site because it focuses on New Zealand and brings together results from lots of different websites. It’s an easy way of searching online resources from New Zealand libraries, museums, universities and government sites all at once, and has lots of primary sources. The results are grouped by the type of information, like images, videos, newspapers, articles and research papers.

You can also search for news on Richie McCaw on Google. Enter your search words into Google and then click on the link to News at the top of the page. They will be ranked with the most recent news stories at the top.

For more information about rugby or the All Blacks check out our other ManyAnswers entries. and don't forget to visit your local library to find a biography about Richie McCaw.

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