22 Oct 2011

Media has "loaded the gun" by writing off French says McCaw

7:29 pm on 22 October 2011

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw says the media have provided plenty of motivation for France to win Sunday's Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park.

Echoing comments from his head coach Graham Henry, McCaw says comments writing off Les Bleus have "loaded the gun".

He says the French have experienced players who understand how to win Test matches so the All Blacks have to make sure they play their best.

Meanwhile, the All Blacks came through their Captain's Run without any injuries on Saturday.

Dan Carter's tournament ended in the Captain's Run before the pool game against Canada but there were no such dramas on Saturday.