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McCaw likely to retire in 2015

All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw does not expect to continue playing international rugby union following the 2015 World Cup.

The 33-year-old flanker, who is New Zealand's most-capped player with 124 Test appearances, looks set to remain a first choice Kiwi in next year's tournament in Britain - which will be his fourth World Cup.

But McCaw admitted: "Just to play next year is not a given any more. I haven't even considered beyond 2015 but I would say it is unlikely."

As for making big cash in the northern hemisphere after the World Cup he added: "If you have had enough of being bashed up in training and all those things, going over there just to earn some money doesn't really appeal."