18 Sep 2008

McCaw selected for Barbarians

10:31 am on 18 September 2008

All Black captain Richie McCaw has been selected for the Barbarians to play against Australia in the Olympic Centenary Match at Wembley on the third of December.

McCaw, who skippered the All Blacks to Tri-Nations and Bledisloe Cup success with a 28-24 victory over Australia in Brisbane last weekend, will be part of a Baa-baas squad coached by South African Jake White.

The game is to celebrate 100 years of the Olympic Games first taking place in London, and it will be the first rugby union fixture staged at the new Wembley.

A half-time parade is also planned, featuring Great Britain medal winners from last month's Beijing Olympics.