Black captain Richie McCaw is looking forward to catching up
with his mate the Prince this weekend.
McCaw, who has spent time with William on several occasions
and was invited to the Prince's wedding, told the Herald he
would see the future King again at the Regal Rugby Fun Day
event in Dunedin on Sunday.
"He's a pretty decent bloke and I've met him a few times
now," said McCaw. "The All Blacks caught up with him in 2005
when the Lions toured and he's come into our changing sheds a
couple of times on our northern tours, especially when we
have played Wales."
McCaw will join Aaron Smith, Brad Thorn, Ben Smith, DJ
Forbes, Huriana Manuel and Sarah Goss as the sport's
representatives at the public event.
William and his wife, Catherine, will meet the young Rippa
Rugby teams and cheer them on for the event's final, before
"It'll be good to see them both at our royal rugby event in
Dunedin and I'm looking forward to it.
"I know he loves his rugby and it's great that rugby is able
to play its part in making the tour pretty special for them,"
The Prince will also present the IRB Junior World
Championship cup to former NZ junior player Aaron Smith to
recognise the Under-20 worlds being held in Auckland next
- Morgan Tait of the NZ Herald