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McCaw covered his Crusaders team-mate Kieran Read in the All Blacks third Steinlager Series test against Ireland at number eight, which prompted some observers to suggest he might be better thinking of a permanent move.
All Blacks legend Michael Jones felt that McCaw could offer more with a switch to blindside, technically a vacant position for the World Champions since Jerome Kaino opted to play in Japan.
With Sam Cane putting in such an assured performance at number seven, others felt now could be the time for McCaw to shift positions to allow his latest understudy more game time, but the 106-test flanker told RadioSport he had other ideas.
"Ideally I'll keep playing the position I'm best at which is seven, I don't think there is any doubt about that,” he said.
“That's always my spot I've done best at and I don't see that changing.”
He did admit that injuries to the All Blacks front line number eight in Read and another capable eightman in Victor Vito meant that he had to be flexible.
"But last weekend with Kieran being injured and Victor being injured, to fill in other spots is a good string to your bow to have,” he said.
“When you look at the loose forward guys we have got around the All Blacks now, we're pretty lucky with the talent we've got. At times it may require changing.
"I've always said I'll do whatever's best for the team but in an ideal situation you play in the position you feel most comfortable.