Crusaders vs Stormers Super Rugby: Game Date, Time, Live Streaming, TV Channel, Preview

March 7, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Crusaders and Stormers will face each other in a Super Rugby match on Saturday, March 8.

The match is set at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. local time (5:35 p.m. Australia | 8:35 a.m. South Africa | 6:35 a.m. UK).

The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sport 1 in New Zealand, Fox Sports in Australia, SuperSport in South Africa, and Sky Sports 2 in the United Kingdom.

Of the past 10 matches between the teams, the Stormers have won just two matches.

The Crusaders are considered the favorite in part because of their stellar record against the Stormers while playing at home.

The Crusaders have made seven changes, including replacing captain Richie McCaw with Matt Todd. Willi Heinz will come in to start at halfback while Andy Ellis was named to the bench; and Israel Dagg will start on one wing, Johnny McNicholl on the other, and Colin Slade at fullback.

The Stormers are dealing with the major injury losses of Rynhardt Elstadt and flanker Siya Kolisi. However, De Kock Steenkamp and Schalk Burger are back on board. 

See the lineups below

Crusaders

1.Wyatt Crockett , 2.Corey Flynn , 3.Owen Franks , 4.Luke Romano , 5.Samuel Whitelock , 6.Luke Whitelock , 7.Matt Todd , 8.Kieran Read (c) , 9.Willi Heinz , 10.Tom Taylor , 11.Israel Dagg , 12.Ryan Crotty (vc) , 13.Reynold Lee-Lo , 14.Johnny McNicholl , 15.Colin Slade

Replacements : 16.Ben Funnell , 17.Tim Perry , 18.Nepo Laulala , 19.Dominic Bird , 20.Jordan Taufua , 21.Andy Ellis , 22.Tyler Bleyendaal , 23.Kieron Fonotia

Stormers

15. Jaco Taute , 14. Kobus van Wyk , 13. Jean de Villiers (captain) , 12. Damian de Allende , 11. Gio Aplon , 10. Demetri Catrakilis , 9. Nic Groom , 8. Duane Vermeulen , 7. Schalk Burger (vice-captain) , 6. Deon Fourie , 5. De Kock Steenkamp , 4. Michael Rhodes , 3. Frans Malherbe , 2. Scarra Ntubeni , 1. Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: 16. Tiaan Liebenberg , 17. Oliver Kebble , 18. Pat Cilliers , 19. Ruan Botha , 20. Nizaam Carr , 21. Louis Schreuder , 22. Peter Grant , 23. Sailosi Tagicakibau

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