Mark Hammett is prepared to put his side's 46-30 victory over Southern Kings behind them and target bigger Super Rugby challenges down the road.
Brothers George and Luke Whitelock shared four tries and Dan Carter kicked 16 points as the Crusaders trounced the Southern Kings 55-20.
In two friendly matches the Stormers ran in nine crowd-pleasing tries to beat Boland 57-0 while the Lions triumphed 41-31 over the Southern Kings.
Southern Kings' rugby captain Luke Watson has expressed remorse about his controversial slur about Afrikaners in 2008, says a report.
Rugby union's announcement of Southern Kings' inclusion in Super rugby tournament is a thorny issue.
Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies has been included in the upcoming warm-up match against the Super Kings after missing a game due to injury.
Saru has announced that the Southern Kings will compete in the Super Rugby competition in 2013.
The Southern Kings franchise has demanded that the South African Rugby Union ensure the franchise takes part in the Super 15 competition in 2011.
An independent arbitrator will decide which new team will join the expanded Super 15 after SANZAR failed to reach an agreement on Wednesday.
Australian city Melbourne will bid against SA's Southern Kings franchise for the 15th Super rugby team when the competition expands in 2011.