Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has a new book coming out this August

In a book coming out this August, Richie McCaw will look back over all of the 148 tests he played for the All Blacks.
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In a book coming out this August, Richie McCaw will look back over all of the 148 tests he played for the All Blacks.

Richie McCaw is turning over pages as quickly as he used to win turnovers.

The former All Blacks captain has a new book coming this August, 148, where he will look back over each of the 148 tests he played, starting with his debut against Ireland in 2001, and ending with the Rugby World Cup final triumph over Australia last year.

Part of the cover of the book, which will be published on August 11.
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Part of the cover of the book, which will be published on August 11.

Each match will receive two pages in the book, which will feature more than 500 photographs, 50,000 words and weighs about three kgs. It is being published by Moa Books, an imprint of Upstart Press, on August 11.

The new book follows The Open Side, which was released in the wake of McCaw's first Rugby World Cup victory in 2011, and covered his life and career up until that point.

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That book sold more than 120,000 copies in its first few months on the shelves.

McCaw announced his retirement from rugby last November, after a career where he played 148 tests, 110 of them as captain, winning 131 of them.

He has kept a relatively low profile since then, but is working towards becoming a commercial helicopter pilot.

The book won't be the only way for McCaw fans to get their fill of him this year, with a movie, Chasing Great, set to be released in September.

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A trailer for the movie was released earlier this week.

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