Richie McCaw admits that he still feels as if he is holding the Webb Ellis Cup in Twickenham in 2015.
The double captain who won the World Cup announced Stuff before he talked about engaging in Timargar Tuesday that he could not believe the next Rugby World Cup was so close.
McCaw, who played world record recordings of 148 for All Blacks, was convinced that the team would find out from the 16-9 loss in Ireland's Dublin home weekend.
"Sometimes it is when you find your greatest learning when you get to the excursion.
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"Now it's just happened and you've just learned from it, and they're sure guys will do it.
"I know [coach] Steve Hansen is great about it. "
The 37-year-old says it is important not to draw conclusions about what may or may not be happening in Japan in 2019.
"Experience will show that you are in the right moment to fall in love and things can appear on the World Cup as it is different.
"Looking back to 2007, South Africa had a rather miserable run, but they won the deal."
McCaw admitted he had little contact with the characters Hansen and Captain Kieran. Read the current All Blacks Camp.
"I just kept my distance, probably for my own common sense and for them.
"I'm still talking every now and again, catching and chewing the fat"
"Many people ask me if I miss the game and I honestly do not know. It's enough to close at least two years for the last chapter to feel comfortable, but on Sunday morning I was very happy to sit and watch TV . "
While in Timar – representing Christchurch's helicopter owned and operated by the director – McCaw was not far from the town of Kurow in North Otag where he was raised.
"It's been a while since I've been through here.
"I grew up not far from here, it's pretty good to come back."
McCaw said he was delighted with his next challenge – to become a dad with his wife, Gemma. The couple married in January 2017, and the pregnancy was released in June 2018.
"I knew what I was doing while I was playing rugby, but that was it [becoming a dad] all very new.
"A lot of people have done this before … so I'm sure we'll figure it out.
"That's exciting, that's another chapter, and I assume that when you finish the rug, close that chapter and switch to a new one. The helicopters are one, and the family is the other."
McCaw also told a crowd of about 120 people about his natural transition from rugby to flight.
"When I got the first rugby contract, I just left and got some flying flights."
McCaw said Things he was lucky enough to fly to get back after he finished the game.
"I had something to my teeth, so it was very good.
"I put some time before I finished playing to start fresh.
"I had the idea that this was what I wanted to do. Time went pretty fast … I can not trust the Rugby World Cup next year."
Terry Murdoch from the Christchurch Helicopter said that people have tremendous respect for McCaw as a helicopter pilot like All Black.
"We forget the super star," he said.
"When people get used to the fact that it's Richie, that's really just a business."
James Swaney, from Side Kick Timar, thanked accounting software companies Xero and Figured for sponsoring the event.