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Friday, December 23, 2011

Exclusive interview with Richie McCaw, featuring Don't Drop The Egg

World Cup Winning All Black captain Richie McCaw was in London last week for an adidas promotion at Harrods, so we sent a crew along, including the boys from the brilliant Don't Drop the Egg, to have a catch-up chat with him.

If you're unfamiliar with the Don't Drop the Egg guys, make sure you find some time to watch their excellent web mockumentary that takes you behind the scenes at the wonderful Clapham Falcons rugby club. When presented with the chance to have a chat with captain tackles McCaw, they were the obvious candidates.

Unfortunately Blazeby, 6 sometimes 7, was ill at the time but Archie and Freddie popped along for a fantastic ten minute long interview with the man who is destined for a knighthood. In fact a few days later speculation was rife that he would be included in the New Year's Honours list.

Prime Minister John Key revealed that after a chat with McCaw it was clear that the 30 year old World Cup Winner isn't interested in becoming a Sir just yet. He expressed the same thing to Archie and Freddie, saying that when he's a bit older perhaps the time will be right.

If anyone has Richie's number, please let Archie know as there appears to have been a mix up.

Thanks to Archie, Freddie, and Fraser Davidson for the great work, an of course to our friends at adidas for the opportunity, and the wonderful gift for Blazeby. You can view Don't Drop the Egg in the related posts below, or on their official channel on youtube.

Posted by Rugbydump at 10:33 am | View Comments (13)

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Eric Shin December 23, 2011 1:01 pm

Archie Curzon ruins this interview. He is obviously trying so hard to be funny but it just isn't working.

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max June 04, 2012 2:07 pm

The whole idea of Archie Curzon's persona is that he is always trying to hard to be funny - and this interview does just that! Perfectly played lads!

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rugby08 December 23, 2011 1:03 pm

Yea i feel sorry for McCaw at times. He looks a bit confused!

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moddeur December 23, 2011 2:22 pm

A bit of a serious interview (but then again no one said it shouldn't be). McCaw is a player I particularly dislike, but is most certainly a good guy off the field (like Lawrence Dallaglio). In France, we got to see a little documentary about him before the pool game between NZ and France, and they presented him as this zen glider pilot whose grandfather flew planes in WWII. Just the right thing to say to make him a lovable person for the French public :)

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Eddy December 23, 2011 2:46 pm

Top stuff guys, I bet he had to do tonnes of interviews that day and rugby dump prob broke up the monotony a bit.

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Canadian content December 24, 2011 4:20 am

Actually I thought Archie was pretty funny as usual and I'm absolutely gutted for blazeby.

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Pretzel December 24, 2011 10:30 am

Quite like the "what's the worst but about winning the world cup" a very clever/different question that I doubt is ever asked! Makes you think. I remember reading somewhere that johnny wilkinson was a bit down after tue world cup because he felt it was all downhill from there. Then again he is a bit much of the perfectionist side of things...

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SweetCrude December 24, 2011 10:52 am

Awesome. Love DDTE. "Theres only 6 digits mate". Brilliant.

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The Green Mafia December 24, 2011 3:57 pm

Well, Richie really seems like a pretty nice, down-to-earth guy. There are some of them in the allblacks (and in other teams too), like Thorn, Dan Carter, Mealamu and Nonu.
Cool to see some really interesting and original questions. The one about the worst part of winning the RWC really makes you think. As a professional, they just have to find the right motivation at all times, and that can be tough. Like him or nor, McCaw is one of the most influential and best players of the modern era (for me, with carter, the 2 best players ever), and this is a great interview

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Frenchie December 24, 2011 8:55 pm

Screw that guy! Good player, yeah yeah...but i hate the fact that he gets away with most of all the messing up in the game, offside, slowing down the ball, pulling hair...
He's surely the most overrated player on the planet.

I guess i didn't swallow the final yet...

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Jay December 24, 2011 11:45 pm

I liked that they tried to make it funny....Was great....keep up the work lads!Loved it!

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coops December 25, 2011 11:53 am

Yeah we're going through that pressure too, unbeaten all season, teams want to knock us off.

We've only played one game.

Love it!

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Jack H January 28, 2012 5:19 pm

This Archie bloke is an absolute nobjockey!

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