Richie and Gemma McCaw announce arrival of first child

Richie and Gemma McCaw announce arrival of first child
Photo credit: Gemma McCaw Instagram

New Zealand's sporting power couple has grown by one after the arrival of former All Black captain Richie McCaw and wife Gemma's first child.

The former New Zealand hockey international announced the news on social media on Thursday afternoon.

"We are excited to announce the arrival of our daughter, Charlotte Rose McCaw" she wrote.

"Thank you for the love and blessings we have received, our hearts are so full."

The message is accompanied by a photo of baby Charlotte clutching at her mother's thumb, while Richie's hand cradles them both.

Gemma and Richie announced their pregnancy back in July.

The announcement received hundreds of likes and comments within minutes of being posted.

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