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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Richie McCaw: The Open Side / Real McCaw Autobiography Review

The Warwick book and his visualisations were very interesting too. Your News is the place for eichie to save content to read later from any device. Ka mau te wehi! He consistently praises teammates and singles out opponents he respects.

The year-old openside from Oamaru, New Zealand, became the first opeb to lift the Webb Ellis Cup twice last month when they defeated Australia in the final. Definitely a must read for any sports fan and a certain for every rugby fan. Trending on NZ Herald. Put pressure on him. Rob’s the kind of guy who has read a lot of rugby books.

To see the sport of rugby from Richie’s eyes is a great honour and from his youth days to his super 12 club days to the test matches for the All Blacks, culminating in the winning RWC final inthe description of the matches are truly intriguing. It gives good insight into how preparation for a game takes place as well as what happens in games. Sep 26, Logan Sowter rated it it was amazing.

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mcccaw The book tells the story of the four years beginning in the dismay of the quarter final defeat at Cardiff and what it took to find the light: This approach differs from most autobiographies, which tend to take a largely linear approach. The occasional shots taken behind the scenes, such as one of him reading the morning paper in bed, are a breath of fresh air.


To me the book was at its best when it gave blow by blow descriptions of test matches from the player’s point of view.

Oct 11, Alex rated it did not like it. You can download Apple Books from the App Store. He also seems down to earth and just a very real, sidw kind of guy. Other editions – View all Richie McCaw: Create an account to gain access to more features. His captaining of the winning World Cup All Opdn team with a broken foot was some feat. Nice to also get to see a bit of the escapism and normal bloke.

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I want to take on the path of being an All Black but i always doubt myself and say i can’t, but when i read this book it really lifted my hopes up and makes me push on harder!! Ross rated it it was amazing Apr 02, This olen also reminded me of other rugby hereos for me like Jonah LomuBrian Lima and my favourite the Tuilagi Brothers because it says that there will be big players out there that are physical on the field but if there don’t have the mentality then they won’t last very long on the field.

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And for those that live beyond our shores, it is a way of getting a look into the religion that kiwis call rugby. Sometimes sports books can be hard going.

McCaw hasn’t always had it his way, two Rugby World Cups wi Sometimes sports books can be hard going. Want to Read saving….

Use right words—Can I speak when you have a moment? His other anxiety came last season when his foot played up. Share on Pinterest pinterest. Brendon McCullum – Declared. In his first play, Foreskin’s Lament, a drama set in rugby changing rooms and at the after-match party, became an immediate success. Consequently, the writing in this book is to a phenomenal standard, written in a way that few rugby books are.


Enjoyed finding out what made him tick. This heavy, large-scale book is designed to be dipped in and out of as it rests on the coffee table. In The Open Side, he reveals his passions and motivations, on and off the field. Be calm when I talk to him. Most sentences began with the letter I. He prepares by making notations in an exercise book, asking himself questions and checking his production against his wishes. New Zealand’s top sauvignon blanc pic… by Michael Cooper Sail from spring into summer with a snifter of our most famous grape: As a New Zealand citizen, All Black supporter and former wing forward, it was essential reading for me.

I am also a bit sad that I cannot keep reading as I’m sure the next four years in the build up to World Cup will be a true journey also and where Richie should gain his second captain’s Cup Winning medal.

Unlike the player it describes, this book is pretty mediocre, which is a shame because I don’t think rugby has ever got the literature it deserves.

An old family friend described this as the best rugby book he’d ever read. Details about McCaw’s life are weaved into what happens in that four year period although there are very few personal revelations. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This was a reasonable read and matched my expectations. Jo Anne rated it liked it Jun 15, Open Preview See a Problem? Rarely has a New Zealand biography been so eagerly anticipated. It is available as an eBook, hardcover and paperback.