The signature style of the Force circa 2014 was multi-phase, protected play. It wasn't frenetic, but it was constant and controlled. Built on the strength of our backrow. Designed to frustrate. It worked well on the whole against Kiwi teams given the disparity in cattle. It also helped that our defence was rock solid for a most part.

How many tackles did the Crusaders bump off? The Crusaders 4 was a beast. Make your tackles, hold possession with no frills, when you kick, kick shorter and more contestable.