We can beat Crusaders, say Western Force

Justin Chadwick

New Western Force recruit Jeremy Thrush says Friday night's clash with the Crusaders is winnable, but he knows it will be tough to find chinks in the champion NZ outfit.

The Crusaders sit on top of the Super Rugby ladder with a 12-2 record, but the defending champions will be missing their All Blacks stars in Friday's World Series Rugby clash in Perth.

The Force put up a good fight in their recent loss to the Melbourne Rebels, and the Perth-based franchise is desperate to push the Crusaders all the way.