Canterbury's Fijian community couldn't hide their excitement as their favourite player returned with the trophy.
Crotty says he's looking forward to sharing a beer with teammates who didn't make the trip.
It's been nine long years, but Christchurch still knows how to welcome home their boys.
Dagg had his teammates laughing, hyping them up during a training session on spin bikes in Johannesburg.
Crotty says with the same weather forecast this week, the team have some useful experience to draw on.
The Crusaders' No. 8 said the forward pack stepped up the intensity in their 17-0 quarter-final win in Christchurch.