Legendary former skipper Richie McCaw has revealed who he believes the right man is to lead the All Blacks in the 2021 international campaign.
The All Blacks’ captaincy is up for grabs heading into the 2021 Test season, with current skipper Sam Cane currently sidelined recovering from surgery on a torn pectoral tendon.
McCaw, who captained New Zealand for a record 110 Tests, told Stuff he believes former Crusaders teammate Sam Whitelock should be the man to fill the vacancy until Cane returns.
‘I don’t want to be saying too much, and there’s obviously a few candidates, but there’s no doubt Sam Whitelock, who has done it before, has done a good job over the years,’ McCaw explained.
‘There’s other guys as well, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s the man to do the job.’
McCaw said another reason supporting Whitelock’s case, at least for the short term, was the respect he had from those around him.