14 Mar 2009

Crusaders not used to losing

6:51 am on 14 March 2009

The Crusaders flanker Kieran Read admits it's new-found territory for the Super 14 champions as they attempt to recover from three straight losses against the Western Force in Christchurch on Saturday.

Last week's 6-0 loss to the Higlanders in Dunedin broke the record for the lowest points total scored in a Super Rugby match.

It also saw captain Richie McCaw limp off with knee ligament damage which could see him out for up to six weeks - something the stand-in captain Read admits is a big blow for the side.

But he says there isn't much the side can do about it so they just need to pick themselves up and focus on their next match.