Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson lavished praise on his side following their 19-3 win over Jaguares in the final of the 2019 Super Rugby season at Orangetheory Stadium on Saturday.
Codie Taylor scored the only try in the game in the 25th minute while Richie Mo'unga contributed 14 points as Crusaders put on a clinical display with Jaguares scoring a solitary penalty in the game.
“It feels like the last three weeks have been finals for us,” he told SKY Sport.
“Last week felt like a final for us and we played a different team tactically but the side had adjusted well to the different style of the Jaguares.
“We talked about playing one pass footy or no pass and kick. Let’s get boring let’s go old school.”
The win was also Crusaders' third consecutive title win after they clinched the 2017 and 2018 editions when they defeated Lions in the finals which also took their overall tally to 10 trophies.
Crusaders boss also had a special mention for the scrummaging performance of tighthead prop Owen Franks.
“He’s just got one of the greatest shoulders in the game and the second shoulder into the tackle and to do what he has done – they said have an operation and be out for six months, and he’s come back in three and played like that, he is world class,” he said.