WELLINGTON – Beating the Wellington Hurricanes in the Super Rugby semi-final is a pretty straight-forward proposition, Canterbury Crusaders assistant coach Ronan O'Gara said on Tuesday.
The formula is to win the collisions up front and take away the time and space that inside backs TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett utilise to create havoc, according to O'Gara.
“When the ball is in Beauden Barrett's hands, it's not a good sign for any opposition,” the former Ireland flyhalf told reporters in Christchurch. “(But) if you win collisions, if you win the gain line, no matter how good you are as a 10, your time is diminished significantly.
“Our boys have done a great job in that regard in previous campaigns.”
O'Gara was not wrong in his summation.