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When does the Crusaders vs Moana Pasifika Super Rugby match in 2023 begin? How can I watch it?

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The 2023 Super Rugby Pacific between the Crusaders vs Moana Pasifika is now being streamed live online in HD. Without an expensive Cable TV bundle, it is possible to watch Crusaders Rugby matches online or on television. In 2023, the Super Rugby will launch a new Pacific division that will feature teams from Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Island nations.

The Super Rugby Pacific final this weekend will be followed by a match between the Moana Pasifika and Crusaders. In the Super Rugby league, the Crusaders are a Christchurch-based professional rugby union side from New Zealand. The revised format does not include any teams from Argentina, Japan, or South Africa.

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Crusaders Super Rugby Live Stream

GameCrusaders vs Moana Pasifika | CRU v Moana
VenueMt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Date & time19 May 2023
TelevisionSKY Sports & Foxtel Now


When does Super Rugby Pacific 2023 start?

The Super Rugby Pacific competition was due to begin on February 24, 2023, with a match between Moana Pasifika and Auckland Blues. However, seven positive cases that were discovered in the Moana Pasifika squad a week out from the season’s start have forced the opening match to be postponed.

The regular season is scheduled to end on May 29, 2023, with the final to be played on June 18, 2023.

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How to watch Crusaders Super Rugby Pacific 2023

Crusaders Super Rugby games will be available to watch live on Stan.

Every match. Ad-Free / Kicks off.

The weekly Saturday night match will be simulcast live free-to-air on the Nine Network.

Who are the teams in Super Rugby Pacific 2023?

Twelve teams are taking part in the new competition with all sides put in one pool, rather than split into different geographic conferences.

The clubs for 2023 are:

  • Western Force
  • Queensland Reds
  • NSW Waratahs
  • Moana Pasifika
  • Rebels
  • Hurricanes
  • Highlanders
  • Fijian Drua
  • Crusaders
  • Chiefs
  • Brumbies
  • Blues

Crusaders Super Rugby Pacific Schedule


DateTeamVenueKick Off
Friday 19 MayMoana Pasifika vs CrusadersMt Smart Stadium, Auckland19:05
Friday 19 MayReds vs BluesSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane21:35
Saturday 20 MayHighlanders vs RebelsForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin16:35
Saturday 20 MayChiefs vs HurricanesFMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton19:05
Saturday 20 MayWaratahs vs Fijian DruaAllianz Stadium, Sydney21:45
Sunday 21 MayForce vs BrumbiesHBF Park, Perth0:00


DateTeamVenueKick Off
Friday 26 MayHighlanders vs RedsForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin19:05
Friday 26 MayRebels vs ForceAAMI Park, Melbourne21:35
Saturday 27 MayFijian Drua vs Moana PasifikaMoana Pasifika14:05
Saturday 27 MayCrusaders vs WaratahsOrangetheory Stadium, Christchurch16:35
Saturday 27 MayBlues vs HurricanesEden Park, Auckland19:05
Saturday 27 MayBrumbies vs ChiefsGIO Stadium, Canberra21:45


DateHome TeamAway TeamVenueKick Off
Friday 2 JuneBlues vs HighlandersHighlandersEden Park, Auckland19:05
Friday 2 JuneBrumbies vs RebelsRebelsGIO Stadium, Canberra21:35
Saturday 3 JuneFijian Drua vs RedsRedsFiji16:35
Saturday 3 JuneHurricanes vs CrusadersCrusadersSky Stadium, Wellington19:05
Saturday 3 JuneWaratahs vs Moana PasifikaMoana PasifikaAllianz Stadium, Sydney21:45
Saturday 4 JuneForce vs ChiefsChiefsHBF Park, Perth0:00

Watch Super Rugby Crusaders Game on Sky NZ

If you are a Sky NZ subscriber with theSky Sport pack, you are all good to go for the restart of rugby union in New Zealand. If not, you need the Sky Starter pack for $25.99 per month plus the Sky Sport package, for an additional $31.99 per month. It gives you access to 13 sports channels, including dedicated rugby, cricket, golf and football plus two ESPN channels.

Can I watch Crusaders Rugby live on free-to-air television?

Yes, you can watch some rugby, but no it won’t be live. Prime TV is showing a replay of the Saturday night game at midday the following day.

What is the Super Rugby Pacific format?

The new competition format will involve the five New Zealand franchises playing eight matches each. They will play four home and four away, with two byes. There will be two games per week, with kick-off at 7:05pm on Saturday and 3:35pm on Sunday local time.

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