All Blacks Excited Ahead Of Decider - McCaw

Returning New Zealand captain Richie McCaw says the All Blacks are excited ahead of this weekend's 2013 Rugby Championship decider in Johannesburg.

New Zealand need just one point from the game to make sure they retain their title, and McCaw's return from a knee injury is a welcome boost.

He says he is fully fit and ready to go.

"The knee is good," he said as New Zealand trained ahead of the game. "I wouldn't play if I didn't think it was, or I wasn't 100 per cent. The key now is to just make sure that you go out and perform."

Going out and performing is exactly what he says the team needs to do, particularly as they do not have a great record at Ellis Park.

"The Springboks are playing some pretty good rugby and to play them at Ellis Park here, where the All Blacks haven't done so well over the years.

"This is the sort of Test match that, you want to test yourselves and the boys are pretty excited for that, so we want to make sure we perform here," he added.

McCaw is poised to overtake Jason Leonard and become international rugby's most capped forward as he makes his 120th appearance in an All Black jersey.

For now, however, McCaw is focussed purely on the game, and putting any personal milestones to the back of his mind.

"I'm pretty sure it's going to be pretty noisy, I'd say, but to be honest, each ground you play at over here in South Africa it's usually like that, so it would be nice if we could silence them a wee (little) bit," he added.

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