Chasing Great: The Richie McCaw Story

Chasing Great: The Richie McCaw Story

By Justin Pemberton & Michelle Walshe

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2017-02-03
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Director: Justin Pemberton & Michelle Walshe
  • Production Company: Southern Light Films
  • Production Country: New Zealand
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 5 Ratings


Chasing Great follows All Black Rugby legend, Richie McCaw, through his final season as he attempts to guide New Zealand to an unprecedented, back-to-back double of World Cup victories.Woven through that final season, this astonishing documentary film tells the story of Richie’s life. With unique access to Richie and a remarkable family video archive, Chasing Great is the story of how a shy farm boy went on to become one the greatest and most respected Rugby Union players of all time. It takes the audience inside Richie’s world, that of a dedicated professional sportsman. What emerges is a very personal insight into high level competition, and a psychological profile of the mind of a champion.



  • A must see

    By Ràna Webster
    I'm not a mad rugby fan but still loved this film, a glimpse into the psyche of one of the all time sports greats.
  • Very inspiring film

    By tom tom tabla
    As a Kiwi living in the UK since 1991, i have always wanted a "behind the scenes" view of the All Blacks, particularly of the past 10 years as they have been called the best team in international sport, thats all sport, not just rugby. And is a wonderful documentary, showing the down to Earthness of NZ rural life, and the humility of Ritchie. It couldnt have been made better.
  • Proud to be a Kiwi

    By Kiwi..
    A candid view into the true heart and culture of New Zealand - and the unspoken traits of humility and being an intristic part of family/team. Richie youre a legend and have done us all proud - thank you for being you.
  • Unbelievable!

    By Ciaran161
    This documentary is pure class! It gives you a great insight into the mind of Richie McCaw both on and off the field. Would highly recommend this documentary to any sports fan.
  • Must watch film

    By Abbs69
    An epic film and man, enjoyed every moment of it.
  • Fantastic, worth a watch, even if your not a fan of Rugby.

    By Kidhowick
    Great insight into the life, of arguable the best rugby player to have graced the game. Refreshing normality and humbleness, inspires the viewer to sit in awe and observe the natural talents of an innate leader. Great behind the scenes look at life behind rugby. Including the sacrifices, rewards and injuries attached to success and triumph.
  • Total Ledge

    By HogramDaz
    Guy is amazing. If you know him this is a great doc. If you don't know him you will by the end of it and think this is a great doc. Just an amazing and moving story.
  • Legend

    By melanieandmitch
    Amazing film for the G.O.A.T!