Advertisement The All Blacks beat South Africa last time out and have had to wait 11 days for their next outing in Japan. The tournament favourites are expected to make plenty of changes here, in order to keep some of their first XV in tact for greater challenges down the line. Rugby World Cup Fixtures, dates, times, TV and live stream schedule Canada have lost all five of their previous tests against New Zealand, including a defeat at the Rugby World Cup — the last time these sides met. They were beaten by Italy in their first outing this autumn and will play the bruising South Africans just six days after this encounter.
For the first time, most Rugby World Cup games will only be available online. RWC content will be streamed from our four data centres in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch to make sure you are close to the action. ADSL the original generation of broadband is the bare minimum, but it might not cut it.
VDSL is better, but a fibre connection is ideal. In technical terms, a download speed of a minimum of 6Mbps on a mobile and 15Mbps on a smart TV is recommended.
Spark Sport are working on supporting apps on a range of devices. Want to know more? Which matches will be broadcast free-to-air?
Do I have to be a Spark customer to access the games? You will need the Spark Sport app, but you do not need to be a Spark broadband or mobile customer. You can buy a pass to stream individual games, or a complete tournament pass to stream all games live or on-demand.
How do I check if my connection is suitable? Use an online speed tool like Speedtest.
The average speed of a fixed line internet connection in New Zealand is Mbps. What if my connection is too slow? Call your Internet Service Provider immediately or at the very least, long before the tournament kicks off on the 20th September.
They will advise you of the options available in your area; there is a very good chance you can get an upgrade. What equipment do I need to watch on my TV? These are devices that will let you stream video from your computer or mobile device to your TV using your Wi-Fi network.
Can I stream over a mobile connection? Yes, and the experience should be relatively smooth if you have 4G coverage. There is a BUT, though, and it is a big one.
Using your mobile connection will likely chew through your mobile data cap quickly, and mobile data tends to be a LOT more expensive than a fibre or other fixed line connection.
With mobile, you could end up using all your data and then incurring additional costs. Such costs will depend on your data plan and provider. Technology can be tricky; grab a millennial for personal assistance or ring the folks who provide your internet, they will be happy to talk you through it all.
The best way to understand streaming is to think about YouTube. With YouTube, you just find a video, click on it, and it starts playing. If you are already using YouTube or Netflix and it works just fine, then good news: your connection is probably ready for streaming Rugby World Cup See what's available at your address Enter an address and we'll show you which plans are available Search.