Richie McCaw set for comeback

Legendary All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw is poised to return to the Crusaders side next week and his return will no doubt boost a highly competitive mix of loose forwards that the team boasts of already.

The New Zealand international hasn’t played a match for his club team since he underwent surgery to repair a broken thumb, an injury he sustained in the team’s second match of the season – a defeat at the hands of the Blues – on the 28th of February.

Having missed out the majority of action last season having taken a self imposed sabbatical, McCaw is keen to make a mark for a team that has been highly impressive over the past few weeks, and with wins over the Lions, Chiefs and the Cheetahs, they are set up nicely for the home stretch.

According to Todd Blackadder, the coach of the Crusaders, Richie McCaw is extremely keen to get involved straightaway in the team after spending so much time on the sidelines. He also added that he couldn’t speak highly enough for the work the Rugby World Cup winning skipper of the team has put into his club side since the time he has been injured.

And the team’s coach has also mentioned that he is prepared to play the New Zealand international at any place if the open side flanker position is not vacant. That means McCaw will have to make do with playing in a role he is not accustomed to, having been one of the best players in the number 8 role over the last few years.

But wherever he is played, Richie McCaw is also one of the most versatile players in the world and he can get the best out of him for the cause of the team and when they need him to.