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After the incident, Mc Caw visited a young boy in hospital who had broken his neck playing rugby and started to question whether he should be playing the game.
Another paraplegic in the ward told him he had broken his neck swimming on holiday in Fiji, convincing Mc Caw that it could happen anywhere, and you may as well "do what you enjoy".
Mc Caw has also equaled the record for most appearances at the Rugby World Cup with Jason Leonard.
In 1999, Mc Caw was selected in the New Zealand under-19 squad (coached by Mark Shaw), which won the world championship in Wales.
Mc Caw predominantly played in the openside flanker position for the New Zealand, Crusaders and Canterbury teams, but also played as a blindside flanker and no. During Mc Caw's career, Canterbury won the NPC (later ITM Cup) five times, and the Crusaders won four Super Rugby titles.
A successful European tour saw comfortable victories against England, France twice and Wales.
Mc Caw was captain in every match and after being short listed in 2002, 20 was named the 2006 IRB International Player of the Year.
Because 2007 was a World Cup year, All Black management decided that a select group of 22 players, including Mc Caw, would undergo "reconditioning" by not playing in the first seven rounds of the Super 14.
The Tri Nations was shortened because of the World Cup, with each team playing the other two teams twice (one home and one away game).