5 Jul 2014

Crusaders back their defence

6:28 pm on 5 July 2014

The Crusaders captain Kieran Read says defence will be the focus for his team on Saturday when they meet the Blues in Christchurch.

Kieran Read

Kieran Read Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Win or lose the Crusaders are likely to make the Super Rugby playoffs, but Read admits their trademark relentless attack has yet to gel this season

He says their offense has been patchy this season, but it's defence that wins championships and he was pleased with how his side negated the attack of the Hurricanes last week despite losing the match.

The Blues must win tonight to have any chance of making the playoffs.