Richie and Gemma McCaw have thanked their well-wishers from a babymoon in Honolulu after last week announcing the news they are expecting their first child.
The former All Blacks captain and former Black Stick are holidaying in sunny Honolulu and have yet to speak publicly about the news, aside from on social media.
McCaw (nee Flynn) posted on Wednesday night thanking those who had wished the couple all the best since the first announcement on Friday.
“Thank you so much for all your kind messages and congratulations. We really are looking forward to our best adventure yet 😍 #grateful.”
The couple are pictured poolside happy on holiday in Hawaii.
Gemma McCaw posted on social media on Friday night: “Rich and I are very excited to announce that we are expecting our first baby later this year #overthemoon #mcbaby”
She posted a tiny pair of Adidas running shoes, along with a men’s and women’s pair.
Congratulations from fans and celebrities had flooded in since Friday so the pair have offered their thanks.
Former New Zealand sevens captain DJ Forbes offered his congratulations on the latest post, while television presenter Leah Panapa commented on McCaw’s chest hair “Good rug their Richie”.
The McCaws married in January 2017 in a top-secret ceremony in Wanaka.
The former All Black flanker retired from rugby after leading New Zealand to a second consecutive Rugby World Cup title in 2015, beating Australia 34-17 in the final in London. Gemma McCaw, 28, retired from competitive hockey last October.
She played 246 matches for New Zealand and scored 71 goals after making her international debut in 2008.
The hockey star won silver and bronze medals with New Zealand at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and Glasgow respectively.