Advanced English Skills
Term I 2013
Lecturer : Marian
Essay Assignment one: World-Changers
Due: 17th May 2013
Student name: Daniel Walker
Student ID# S2092207
Richie McCaw: The man, the myth, the legend.
Richie McCaw has been hailed as the greatest all black of all time, but his achievements on the rugby field extend far beyond that of any normal human male. Personally I believe Richie McCaw is an amazing and intelligent athlete leading the All Blacks to many victories, for example in 2012 Richie became the first rugby union player to be involved in 100 test wins. Richie was born in Oamaru, North Otago in 1980 where he started playing rugby at just 9 years old, he didn’t take rugby seriously until he was 14 when he was playing for Otago boys high school, 4 years later he had captured the attention of national selectors during a match against Rotorua boys high school, unfortunately he missed out on making the New Zealand secondary schools team and decided to study agricultural science and of course pursue rugby at Lincoln University in Christchurch. Two papers shy of his degree Richie decided rugby was all that matters after his team, the New Zealand under 19 squad won the world championship which was held in Wales, it was during this competition that Richie realised his dream of becoming an all black was a real possibility. In 2001 Richie made his debut in super rugby playing for the Crusaders which lead to his glorious career in the All Blacks beginning six months after his debut. Richie McCaw has dedicated his life to playing rugby for New Zealand, his career has had its downs, which he was heavily criticised for, for example the 2007 rugby world cup the All Blacks lost to France despite receiving the majority of the blame Riche maintained focus and concentrated on the future, later in his autobiography “The OpenSide Richie accepted blame for the loss, a quality hard to...
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