“They are the most difficult challenge you can have in Super Rugby. Playing against them is like playing for the Springboks against the All Blacks.
“We know it will be tough‚ but everyone in our team will be up for the game.
“The Crusaders line speed is something you have to adapt to‚ but you never know – they might come with a completely different plan this weekend.
“You have to expect anything. On the day any team can beat another.
"We will look at how we performed against them last year – and other games this year – to see where we went wrong and where we were good.
“We need to go into knockout mode already because things in our conference are so tight.
"We still have to play against two sides in our conference and it will come down to the last weekend‚ so we need to pick up victories now.”