28 Jul 2017

The wetter the better say Crusaders

4:41 pm on 28 July 2017

The wetter the better is the motto for the Crusaders ahead of their super rugby semi final against the Chiefs in Chrischurch on Saturday night.

It's nine years since the competition's most successful franchise the Crusaders last won the title.

Coach Scott Robertson's midas touch in just his first year in charge has seen the Crusaders win all but one of their games.

Former All Black Scott Robertson has been appointed as Crusaders' coach replacing Todd Blackadder.

Scott Robertson. Photo: Photosport

He was particularly pleased with they how they waded to a 17-nil quarterfinal win against the Highlanders on a watelogged AMI Stadium and would be just as happy for it to be as wet again tomorrow night.

"The wetter the better," enthused Roberston.

"Hell yeah...we're boys from the deep South and we embrace it.'

One thing Robertson isn't embracing is Saturday's match being a semi-final. As far as Robertson is concerned it's final.

"Sometimes you get carried away if its a quarter-final or a semi-final but it's really a final because you might not come back next week.

"So it's all about mindset and making sure either consciously or sub-consciously that you (view) it as a final - there's no game afterwards."