Crusaders 38

24 Force

Retiring Sharpe talks up Crusaders

Nathan Sharpe bowed out of Investec Super Rugby saying the Crusaders were the hardest opposition he had faced in his career and he rated them the form team of the competition.
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Crusaders primed for play-offs

Rising to the challenge created by the Hurricanes on Friday night, the Crusaders claimed five points and an Investec Super Rugby home playoffs place when beating the Force 38-24 in Christchurch on Saturday.
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Todd rues Pocock's absence

Crusaders openside flanker Matt Todd regrets not having the chance to pit his skills against one of the world's best No.7s, David Pocock, when the seven-time champions meet the Western Force in the final preliminary Investec Super Rugby round in Christchurch on Saturday night.
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Preview: Crusaders v Force

There's nothing too fancy as far as playoff implications go at Christchurch - if the Crusaders win, they'll take fourth spot and get a home match in the elimination round next week.
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