27 Jul 2008

McCaw rated 50/50 chance to start in Auckland

10:04 am on 27 July 2008

The All Blacks captain, Richie McCaw, is rated a 50/50 chance to play in this weekend's return Bledisloe Cup rugby game in Auckland.

Still overcoming an ankle injury McCaw watched in the stand as his side lost the opening Bledisloe game 34-19 to Australia in Sydney last night.

The Wallabies chalked up their fifth win on the trot under coach Robbie Deans to head the Tri-Nations standings.

Australia have nine points after their 16-9 win over world champions South Africa last weekend while New Zealand and the Springboks are level on five points each.