Gemma Flynn. Photo NZ Herald
One of the country's most eligible bachelors, All Black
captain Richie McCaw, is off the market.
The New Zealand Herald understands the 32-year-old has been
seeing Black Sticks midfielder Gemma Flynn for at least six
months. It is also understood the couple spent Christmas
McCaw did not return calls. His agent Dean Hegan - who is
also agent to All Black teammate Dan Carter - could not
He said he doubted McCaw would speak about anything to do
with a relationship.
Mr Hegan said McCaw was in Auckland fulfilling requirements
for an advertisement.
Flynn, 22, is a student at Massey University and is studying
towards a bachelor's degree in sports science.
She is originally from Tauranga but is living in Auckland.
Her mother, Michelle, laughed and politely declined to
comment when the Herald called.
Flynn is regarded as one of the country's top players.
She was in the team that went to the London Olympics last
year and also played at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Flynn was named yesterday in the Black Sticks squad for the
five-test series against Argentina starting on February 24.
McCaw told Radio Live in April: "There's actually no one at
the moment - I'm still on the lookout."
Past girlfriends have included broadcaster Nicola Grigg and
sports presenter and dancer Hayley Holt.
- Vaimoana Tapaleao of the New Zealand Herald