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McCaw still proud after All Blacks run ended
6 October 2014 17:20pm
New Zealand captain Richie McCaw now has 134 Test appearances to his name
New Zealand captain Richie McCaw remains proud of the All Blacks despite marking his record-breaking 134th appearance for the nation with defeat to South Africa.
A Pat Lambie penalty from fully 55 metres with seconds remaining gave South Africa a 27-25 victory that ended the All Blacks' run of 22 Test matches without defeat.
McCaw is now third on the all-time Test appearance list, headed by British & Irish Lion Brian O'Driscoll, and insisted the All Blacks have been a credit to the nation during their run.
"The boys are hurting and rightly so," he said. "They're hugely disappointed because even though we didn't play well early we gave ourselves a chance and we didn't get there.
"Even though we lost I was still proud to stand there with a bunch of good men. That's why I play the game."
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