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New Zealand's Richie McCaw given all-clear for Rugby World Cup final

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw has not been cited for his collision with Francois Louw of South Africa in Saturday's World Cup semi-final.

An initial replay of the incident after 20 minutes of a match won 20-18 by the All Blacks suggested the openside was in danger of being cited, but a different angle revealed he merely caught Louw's shoulder with his hip.

"There are no citings from the semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa," a World Rugby spokesman said.

McCaw will be at the helm when the All Blacks face Australia in Saturday's final at Twickenham.

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