Todd Blackadder expects his role as Crusaders coach to go under the microscope.

For another year, the All Blacks-laden Crusaders have made the Super Rugby playoffs but have failed to go onto win the title, this time beaten by the Chiefs in the semi-final.

Before Blackadder came on board in 2009, the red and blacks had won seven titles and were by far the dominant team in the competition's history.

But he says questions will now be asked, and it's fair enough.


"For years we've had a championship winning team and we've failed to deliver the goods so we have every reason to be under the blow torch and believe me certainly not happy with where we're at, and it's bloody disappointing."

Todd Blackadder says it's hard to understand how the All Blacks in the side couldn't handle the pressure.