We were spot on - Sam Whitelock
Cape Town - Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock praised his side's hunger
and desire as they booked a place in this year's Super Rugby final on Saturday.
The Christchurch outfit were too good for the Hurricanes as
they ran out 30-12 winners, which was their 14th victory in a row this season.
The win was built on a dominant forward effort led by
Whitelock, who was delighted with how the whole squad performed on their home
"The boys really dug in. We knew it was going to take
an 80 minute performance and we were spot on," he told Sky Sport NZ after
"We concentrated all week on us and I'm really proud of
the boys as they did what they said they were going to do."
Defensively as well as on attack the Crusaders were ruthless
at AMI Stadium, which delighted Whitelock as they now wait to see whether they
will face the Lions or Waratahs next week.
"The boys stepped up and that's the way it's been the
whole year. Defence reveals what the team means to you and the boys worked hard
for each other," he added, before admitting they would allow themselves to
celebrate this win.
"We'll enjoy tonight, recover on Sunday and then get in on
Monday for an honest review and see how we can get better."