McCaw targets May return

Richie McCaw is expected to be back in action for the Crusaders when they host the Reds on 6 May.

Last week, the Crusaders and All Blacks captain was reluctant to say when he would be back on the playing field. But word from Christchurch is that McCaw has returned to contact training and coach Todd Blackadder said it is highly likely that McCaw will play against the Reds.

‘He went for a run yesterday under the guidance of our physio John Roche and Rochey reckons he’s never seen a man more possessed than Richie McCaw at the moment so I don’t think he’s going to be too far away,’ Blackadder told Radio Sport.