The Rugby Championship: New Zealand captain Richie McCaw fit to face South Africa

Last Updated: 03/10/13 4:26pm

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Richie McCaw: Winning fitness race to face South Africa

Richie McCaw: Winning fitness race to face South Africa

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New Zealand captain Richie McCaw is fit to face South Africa in Saturday's Rugby Championship decider at Ellis Park.

The 32-year-old has been ruled out by the knee injury he sustained against Argentina on September 7 but is back in training and keen to make his 120th Test appearance.

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster said: "He's done well. He had a really good week last week in terms of his preparation and training.

"Clearly we have got a couple of runs this week where he will be tested but he's looking strong and ready to go.

"Yeah, we keep having lots of those (big games). The media keep telling us it's the next one, the big one.

"I'm not going to debate it. You can call it what you like. Quite frankly it is a big game. There's a title on the line, there's a whole lot of things on the line. We've had a few of those and we've just got to keep climbing the mountain."

Ellis Park holds great memories for the Springboks. It was the venue for their famous 1995 World Cup final win over New Zealand, who haven't won at the ground for 16 years.

Heyneke Meyer's side go into the game five points behind their visitors and will need a bonus point victory to snatch the competition from underneath All Black noses.

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