We just had to win and our attitude was to do whatever it took to win.

He has had a lot of tests done, and we are not quite sure what it is. We did not think he was going to be right in time for the game, and with a big game like this you need people who are going to be 100 per cent fit.

Our supply of lineout ball was an issue and there were just too many turnovers. We had opportunities we didn't take and we should have nailed a couple more tries.

It will be another step up next week. There is still a lot to improve on. We turned over too much ball. We were just a bit jittery - we were like, 'gee we haven't been in this position for a while'. I think we have to be able to take every opportunity that is given to us because we would have scored one or two more tries if we had been a bit more composed.

It should be a spectacle. Both teams have plenty to play for and are positive in their approach.

Doug definitely won't be available for selection. That hamstring strain from the Crusaders game, he hasn't recovered from it and we didn't really have too much expectation there.

We never had any concerns about his fitness levels. One thing they do in Japan is run a lot and train a lot.