If there’s one domain New Zealand absolutely excels in, it’s sport. The country has brought us many noteworthy athletes across various disciplines, from rugby to track and field and beyond. Here are 10 of the famous names who have made their mark in the sporting world.
Richie McCaw is probably one of New Zealand’s most renowned rugby union players. He retired from the sports field in 2015 after becoming one of only 20 players to lead the national All Blacks team into two World Cup Victories (in 2011 and 2015), as well as captaining the team to gain 51 victories in 58 tests. McCaw made his national debut in 2001, playing for the Crusaders and Canterbury teams, and was selected to play in the All Blacks’ end-of-year tour not long after.