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All Blacks record for McCaw in Australia triumph

New Zealand flanker Richie McCaw
New Zealand flanker Richie McCaw Reuters/Phil Walter
Text by: Andy May
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Flanker Richie McCaw became the most capped player in Test history as his New Zealand side retained the Bledisloe Cup against Australia for a twelfth successive year.


McCaw, 34, surpassed the 141 caps won by retired Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll.

Australia came out on top last weekend as they lifted the Rugby Championship, but they were undone away from home.

New Zealand held a narrow 13-6 half-time lead before running in four second-half tries to seal a 41-13 victory.

The All Blacks have now won 34 consecutive Tests at Eden Park, and it looks set to be McCaw's last home match as the number seven is expected to retire from international duty following the World Cup, which starts in England next month.

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