12 Jan 2016

Richie McCaw, Gemma Flynn engaged

9:12 pm on 12 January 2016

Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and Black Sticks hockey player Gemma Flynn are engaged.

Richie McCaw and Gemma Flynn

Richie McCaw and Gemma Flynn Photo: Facebook

McCaw, who retired from all rugby after the All Blacks' back-to-back Rugby World Cup win last year, announced the engagement on his Facebook page this evening.

"Happy new year to everyone. I've had a fantastic start to 2016 and feel very lucky.

"Gemma said 'yes'! It's been great celebrating our engagement with friends and family in sunny central Otago. Here's to a great year ahead."

His post received about 29,000 'likes' within half an hour, along with more than 2000 comments.

McCaw was named a member of the exclusive Order of New Zealand in the New Year honour lists.