Crusaders vs Lions: Super Rugby final live stream, what TV channel it is on, kick-off time and team news 2018

THE Crusaders take on the Lions in the Super Rugby final, knowing that victory would give them a ninth title.

In last year's showpiece, the Kiwis beat the South Africans 25-17 to end a nine-year trophy drought.

 The Crusaders hope to win Super Rugby for the ninth time while the Lions are looking for a maiden victory

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The Crusaders hope to win Super Rugby for the ninth time while the Lions are looking for a maiden victory

When is the Super Rugby final?

The Crusaders take on the Lions on Saturday, August 4.

The match will begin at 8.35am in the UK.

That's 7.35pm in New Zealand and 9.35am in South Africa.

It will take place at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

What TV channel is Crusaders vs Lions on and can I live stream it?

In the UK, Crusaders vs Lions will be live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event.

Coverage will begin at 8am.

Sky subscribers can stream all the action via Sky Go, and non-Sky customers can watch by buying a Sky sports pass from NOW TV for £7.99.

In New Zealand the match will be live on Sky Television and in South Africa it will be live on SuperSport.

What is the team news?

BNZ Crusaders team to play the Emirates Lions:

1.   Joe Moody
2.   Codie Taylor
3.   Owen Franks
4.   Scott Barrett
5.   Sam Whitelock (C)
6.   Heiden Bedwell-Curtis
7.   Matt Todd (VC)
8.   Kieran Read
9.   Bryn Hall
10. Richie Mo'unga
11. George Bridge
12. Ryan Crotty (VC)
13. Jack Goodhue
14. Seta Tamanivalu
15. David Havili

RESERVES
16.  Sam Anderson-Heather
17.  Tim Perry
18.  Michael Alaalatoa
19.  Luke Romano
20.  Pete Samu
21.  Mitchell Drummond
22.  Mitchell Hunt
23.  Braydon Ennor

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THE Crusaders take on the Lions in the Super Rugby final, knowing that victory would give them a ninth title.