Rugby: All Blacks legend Richie McCaw, Black Sticks great Gemma McCaw expecting second child

  • 21/01/2021

All Blacks legend Richie McCaw and wife, former Black Sticks great Gemma McCaw, have revealed they're expecting their second child.

The two retired stars took to social media to make the announcement that their first child Charlotte - who was born in late 2018 - would soon have a new brother or sister.

"Gem and I are excited to share the news that we are expecting another baby later this year. Charlotte can’t wait to be a big sister," McCaw posted to Facebook on Wednesday evening.

The couple shared a pair of knitted booties on a rock that some observers have claimed are pink, perhaps hinting at another baby girl.

The McCaws with daughter, Charlotte.
The McCaws with daughter, Charlotte. Photo credit: Getty

In December, McCaw was named World Rugby's Men's Player of the Decade, beating out former teammates Dan Carter, Beauden Barrett and Brodie Retallick as well as former French skipper Thierry Dusatoir and Ireland first-five Johnny Sexton.

On Friday, McCaw is scheduled to play in the 'Black Clash' Twenty20 match for Team Rugby against Team Cricket.

In 2019, Gemma McCaw made a brief comeback for the Black Sticks Women, before announcing her retirement last year, after COVID-19 forced the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.