Crusaders coach Scott Robertson says the clash between the Blues and the Crusaders this Friday will be like a test match.
He says their recovery will be critical as the Blues will be desperate for a win.
Robertson says they will need to be at their absolute best.
The Crusaders coach is hoping to see a little more consistency in the performance from his side after a couple of shaky wins in the last two‑weeks.
The seven time champions are still undefeated after 3 Rounds this season.
The Crusaders will take on the Blues at 6.35pm Friday while Chiefs clash with the Rebels at 8.45pm.
On Saturday, the Highlanders clash with the Hurricanes at 6.35pm while Waratahs face the Brumbies at 8.45pm.