THE way the North Wales Crusaders tackled their capital venture certainly pleased head coach Anthony Murray.

It was no real surprise that the Crusaders continued to pile on the points as the 54-6 verdict at London Skolars made it three wins from three League 1 clashes this season.

However, the North Wales side has been shipping points at the other end of the pitch, so to concede just one try and London was a pleasing outcome.

Speaking to the club's Twitter page, Murray admitted: "It's a great win that.

"You know, a momentous effort from the players.

"It's a real tough place to come, London, and they really play their pitch well.

"It's a real small pitch and they're a physical team and what an absolutely fantastic result."

With a 100 per cent record to kickstart the league campaign, plus a fine run through to the fifth round of the Challenge Cup, it's been an excellent 2022 so far for the Crusaders.

"A real good start," added Murray.

"We spoke about that at the beginning of the season, about trying to start better and build some momentum, so we've just got to keep moving in the right direction.

"Still lots to improve on and I don't think we've seen the best of us yet and hopefully we might see that next week against Swinton, because we'll have to be at our best next week.

"A real tough team Swinton, they're tipped one of the favourites to be up there this year, so we'll look forward to that challenge next week."

While Crusaders know they're likely to be in for a tough test of their high-flying credentials, they have already triumphed at Swinton this season.

Heywood Road was the setting in February for a tasty Challenge Cup third round meeting, with the Crusaders brilliantly coming out on top 20-14.

Gav Rodden claimed the decisive score on that day as the North Wales side prevailed.

"Swinton are going to be up there this year and we're hoping to be sort of pushing them as well," stressed Murray.

"Real pleased to be going into that game off the back of three wins, a little bit of momentum and some confidence, and hopefully some areas to keep improving and getting better hopefully."