Super Rugby Final runs from 19 June 2023 and the good news is that a new streaming service will allow you to watch all the matches even if there isn’t a broadcast deal where you live. The Blues will meet the Crusaders in a home final at Eden Park next Saturday following Super Rugby Pacific final this weekend.
The Auckland based side kept the Highlanders try-less in their dominant 35-6 quarter-final win at Eden Park last night.
Super Rugby Final 2023 games
- Crusaders vs Blues
Watch Super Rugby 2023 live stream on Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now is the pay TV giant’s digital Super Rugby 2023 SF streaming service. You have to subscribe to the Essentials pack in addition to the Sport pack which costs $54/month.
If you haven’t tried it previously, Foxtel Now does offer a 10-day free trial. We have also put together a full guide which includes the list of compatible devices.
How to watch Super Rugby live stream 2023 in new Zealand
What is the Super Rugby Pacific format?
Teams will play eight teams once and three teams twice with an emphasis on derby matches. There will be one points table with teams ranked one to 12 based on competition points. The top eight teams on the points table will qualify for a three-week playoff 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 (5:05pm AEST and 1:35pm AEST).
The Auckland-based Blues set up an all-Kiwi final against the Christchurch-based Crusaders by hanging on under immense pressure to beat the ACT Brumbies 20-19 on Saturday in the second semifinal of Super Rugby Pacific.
The Crusaders accelerated away from the Queensland Reds in their quarterfinal in Christchurch on Friday night to win 37-15.
The loss of openside flanker Ethan Blackadder with a shoulder injury has ended his hopes of further participation in the playoffs, and he’s expected to be replaced by Tom Christie on the side of the scrum in the semi.
The success at Orangetheory Stadium was the Crusaders 12th win of the season. The return of first five-eighth Richie Mo’unga, who had been absent for two weeks, provided a treasure trove of experience in that role and he was perfect off the tee.
Never underestimate how valuable this can be in sudden-death footy; he slotted four conversions, three penalties and also scored a try.
Hear that grinding, grunting and hissing sound? That’s the Blues machine rumbling its way into their citadel in Auckland. Get out of the way, quickly and tell your children to hide.
Fourteen wins and just one loss that is the Blues record as they prepare for the semi.
Eden Park used to be as daunting as visiting a paddock of cabbages. Now opposition teams fear to tread there. And rightly so. The Blues’ 35-6 win over the Highlanders in the quarterfinal on Saturday night was a sample of how much chaos they can create with their attack.
The Highlanders were at a numerical disadvantage for 20 minutes because of a red card to hooker Andrew Makalio which was obviously unhelpful but the Blues still had work to do and when their passing game clicked they impressed.