All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw has announced that he will retire from professional rugby. The world's most capped player is calling it a day to pursue his passion for flying.
The All Blacks skipper wanted to end his 15-year career on a high. Since McCaw made his first test debut in 2001, he has played 148 the most number of tests by any player in rugby history.
110 of those as captain - a world record.
He has had 131 wins which is a record, he scored 27 tries as an All Black.
He has won the Bledisloe cup 10 times as captain, he has also won four Tri-Nation titles, three Rugby Championships and two World Cups.