Rugby World Cup 2019: Richie McCaw and Sir Graham Henry set to be inducted into World Rugby hall of fame

Richie McCaw and Sir Graham Henry.
Richie McCaw and Sir Graham Henry. Photo credit: Image: Getty

Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and ex-coach Sir Graham Henry are among six inductees to the 2019 World Rugby Hall of Fame, the sport's governing body announced on Friday.

The New Zealand duo will be honoured alongside Japan's Shiggy Konno, Os du Randt of South Africa, Samoan Peter Fatialofa and Uruguay's Diego Ormaechea.

McCaw captained New Zealand in 110 of his 148 Test matches and led the All Blacks to World Cup triumphs in 2011 and 2015.

The 38-year-old is a three-time winner of World Rugby Player of the Year award - a record he shares with long-time teammate Dan Carter.

Henry helped the All Blacks to their first World Cup crown since 1987 during the 2011 tournament on home soil.

After helping New Zealand to a 3-0 series win over the British and Irish Lions, Henry was named World Rugby Coach of the year in 2005, an accolade he would win a further four times.