The McCaws welcome a baby girl

13th December 2018

All Black legend, man mountain, and all-round good guy, Richie McCaw, has become a dad with the arrival of a baby daughter. Richie and wife, Gemma, who also boasts plenty of sporting prowess as a former Black Stick hockey player, announced the birth of their first child, Charlotte Rose McCaw on Instagram today with an adorable photo of the proud parents and their baby girl.

Back in July, Gemma announced her pregnancy with an equally adorable pic.


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Rich and I are very excited to announce that we are expecting our first baby later this year ❤️ #overthemoon #mcbaby

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In early November, Gemma and Richie took some private time away from the spotlight for a chance to unplug and reconnect at the jaw-droppingly beautiful Birds Eye View Lodge in South Canterbury.

Congratulations Gemma and Richie!

This article was written by Julie Scanlon, Editor for Kidspot NZ.

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  1. SarahBlair 06/01/2019 at 10:25 pm

    Congrats guys!! Im sure that she is a beautiful baby, and very much loved!! Im glad that we can all celebrate this exciting time with them!

  2. dawnblyth 06/01/2019 at 10:23 pm

    Wishing the couple all the very best as they journey into parenthood.

  3. Alezandra 05/01/2019 at 10:20 pm

    That’s a beautiful photo of the hands! So sweet. And the name is just wondeful. Congratulations to them both. Love news like this amidst all the other negativity.

  4. Shorrty4life1 03/01/2019 at 6:05 pm

    How exciting for their new chapter. What a gorgeous photo of the family hands. And Charlotte Rose what a gorgeous name.

  5. felicity beets 31/12/2018 at 6:24 pm

    Awesome to take a break away from all the business before baby arrives – wish we had done this 🙂

  6. kymmage 31/12/2018 at 1:24 pm

    New babies are very exciting! I did think it was weird though that the media was trying to add pressure that she be this sporting great because of her parentage. She’ll be whoever she ends up being.

  7. Mands1980 20/12/2018 at 8:49 pm

    Very exciting for the two of them welcoming a wee girl into the world and changing the family dynamics. Congrats to them both.

  8. MuddledUpMolly 19/12/2018 at 4:45 pm

    Richie has always been my favourite rugby player of all time so it is great to see he is happy with his new wife welcoming their little girl into the world 🙂

  9. Bevik1971 19/12/2018 at 1:06 pm

    Congrats to them 🙂 glad their little girl is healthy etc and I’m sure they will cherish her. The pics are pretty cute really – good old social media eh???

  10. Micht 18/12/2018 at 7:51 pm

    Very exciting times for this new family… a child is ana amazing gift and a very full on job but by the looks and sounds of it… baby girl should be great…. love her name and her parents zeal for life.. congrats to them both!! God bless

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