‘We made far too many errors’ – Read

Crusaders skipper Kieran Read admits that they are relieved with the 20-19 victory over the Force in Perth on Friday.

The men from Christchurch were made to work hard for their much needed Round Seven victory. 

In similar fashion to the 19-14 victory over the Sharks in Durban just two weeks back, Todd Blackadder's men left it late to secure a one point victory in Perth.

Jordan Taufua's 77th minute try and Richie Mo'unga converting saw the seven time champions take the lead, the scoreboard on 20-19 with a couple of minutes to go.

Read was delighted with the win but was in no way satisfied with his side's performance and rightfully so, the men from Perth were dominating the Crusaders in most of the areas expect for the decisive one – the scoreboard.

"I don’t think it was a good performance to be honest, we made far too many errors," Read told reporters. 

"Certainly not what we wanted to come here and do, but we’ll take the win and get back to the drawing board next week when we get home."

The Crusaders find themselves in third position on the New Zealand Conference table with 22 log points – the same as defending champions, the Highlanders.    

"We’re in a good place now in terms of results, but there is a lot of work to do."