19 Jun 2011

Crusaders pleased to get win over emotionally charged Hurricanes

12:30 pm on 19 June 2011

First five Dan Carter says the Crusaders were pleased to come out with a Super Rugby win against an emotionally charged Hurricanes side.

The Crusaders claimed the New Zealand conference title in Super Rugby with a gutsy 16-9 win over the Wellington based side who are farewelling a number of stalwarts of Hurricanes rugby.

Centre Robbie Fruean scored the only try and Dan Carter added eight points with his boot to tame a fired-up Hurricanes side, who were playing for pride in a match that looked like an All Blacks selection trial.

First five Dan Carter says the Hurricanes gave them a real test as they were emotionally 'up' for the game and says they came out strong physically.