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2018 Super Rugby Final Crusaders vs Lions live stream - how to watch in Australia, when does it start Australian time

Lions' Kwagga Smith scores his second try during the Super Rugby semi-final match between South Africa's Lions and Australia's Waratahs on July 28, 2018 at the Emirates Airline Park stadium in Johannesburg.(CHRISTIAAN KOTZE/AFP/Getty Images)
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4th August, 2018
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On Saturday the Crusaders and the Lions will go head to head for the 2018 Super Rugby title in a repeat of last year’s decider. Looking to watch the match in Australia? You’re in the right place – we’ve got all the info you need to know.

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First, the crucial question – when is it on? The match is schedule to start at 7:35pm local time, which means that for the majority of Australian viewers in will be on at 5:35pm. That’s in the AEST time zone – covering Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT.

If you’re watching from South Australia or the Northern Territory it will be on at 5:05pm ACST, and if you’re watching from Western Australia it’s at 3:35pm AWST.

In terms of actually watching the match, if you’re looking to watch it on TV then the answer is pretty simple – in Australia it will be exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 501.

There’s no free-to-air TV coverage of the match.

If instead you’re keen to live stream the match, then you’ll need to use one of Foxtel’s live streaming options. If you’ve already got a Foxtel connection you should be able to use the Foxtel App free of charge, if not, you can sign up for Foxtel Now.

Of course, if none of those options appeal then why not join us right here on The Roar for a live blog of the match? We’ll be getting started about half an hour before kick-off – feel free to drop in and give us your thoughts on the game live as it happens.

The Crusaders are entering as heavy favourites to win what would be a record ninth Super Rugby title, priced at just $1.08 for the win.

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For the Lions it’s their third appearance in a Super Rugby final, having lost to the Hurricanes in 2016 and the Crusaders last year. They’re priced at $8.50 to record what would be an almighty upset.