Spark Sport shares Rugby World Cup 2019 Pricing

17 April 2019

Earlier this week CEO Larry Graham, along with Vicki Lee, CEO Hospitality New Zealand met with the team from Spark Sport to discuss this years Rugby World Cup Coverage.  This meeting was a great opportunity for Clubs New Zealand and Hospitality New Zealand to understand how clubs and pubs will be able to access the Rugby World Cup Coverage and at what price. 

The most important message we can stress is get prepared early for both the early bird pricing and to ensure that your clubs internet connection and AV set up is ready to go come September.

Spark Sport have shared details on how clubs can ensure they are prepared and ready to show the Rugby World Cup later this year which we have summarised below, you will also find below an FAQ for commercial premises.

  • Commercial premises that want to show Spark Sport content or Rugby World Cup 2019 can sign up in the same way they would for personal use.  There is no separate plans or pricing for Rugby World Cup Coverage for personal and commercial premises.
  • Tournament passes provide live and on demand access to all 48 matches in the tournament, on a wide range of devices.
  • Spark Sport Rugby World Cup 2019 tournament passes will go on sale in early May, opening with a super early bird price of $59.99 during May.   From June until early September passes will be selling for $79.99.  In the final days before the tournament starts, the full price of $89.99 will be charged for a tournament pass.
  • Single match price options will also be available.
  • Spark have confirmed operational contingency will be provided by TVNZ.
  • You do not need to be a Spark Customer to subscribe to Spark Sport.  To register your interest in the Rugby World Cup Coverage please click here

Showing Rugby World Cup 2019 in commercial premises

Hospitality businesses such as pubs and clubs who want to show the Rugby World Cup 2019 on Spark Sport in commercial premises should take steps now to ensure they are set up with a high-quality, unlimited data broadband connection, ideally a fibre connection. Spark Sport encourages these businesses to speak now with their internet service provider to check that their internet connection is prepared for streaming in high definition, as an upgrade to fibre may take time to organise.

Hospitality businesses that want to show Rugby World Cup (or any other Spark Sport content) on a single screen can utilise any of the available consumer devices for streaming Spark Sport today. Information on how hospitality businesses that want to show Rugby World Cup (or any other Spark Sport content) on multiple screens is available here. Commercial premises have a variety of set ups, so should expect to engage an audio visual (AV) technician for support on the best way to connect.

As a special offer for the Rugby World Cup, most commercial premises will be able to purchase a Rugby World Cup tournament pass and the Spark Sport subscription at the consumer price through This is a one-off offer for the run up to the Rugby World Cup; post Rugby World Cup, access will be priced at commercial levels.

FAQ for Commercial Premises

Commercial premises can register to receive information on getting set up for Spark Sport.

Rugby World Cup matches broadcast free to air on TVNZ 1 and streamed on Spark Sport free-to-view

  • Friday 20 September / Pool A, Match 1 (opening match) / Japan v Russia / LIVE
  • Saturday 21 September / Pool B, Match 4 / NZ v South Africa / Delayed by 1 hour
  • Saturday 28 September / Pool C, Match 13 / Tonga v Argentina / LIVE
  • Wednesday 2 October / Pool B, Match 20 / NZ v Canada / Delayed by 1 hour
  • Friday 4 October / Pool B, Match 23 / South Africa v Italy / LIVE
  • Sunday 6 October / Pool B, Match 27 / NZ v Namibia / Delayed by 1 hour
  • Wednesday 9 October / Pool D, Match 32 / Fiji v Wales / LIVE
  • Sunday 12 October / Pool B, Match 34 / NZ v Italy / Delayed by 1 hour
  • One quarter final: TBC, but will be the NZ match, assuming the team progress past the pool stage / Delayed by 1 hour
  • Saturday 26 October / Semi-finals, Match 45 / LIVE
  • Sunday 27 October / Semi-finals, Match 46 / LIVE
  • Saturday 2 November / Final, Match 48 and medal ceremony / LIVE

Rugby World Cup matches streamed on Spark Sport free-to-view

  • Wednesday 25 September / Pool D, Match 10 / Fiji v Uruguay / Delayed by 2 hours
  • Monday 30 September / Pool A, Match 18 / Scotland v Samoa / Delayed by 2 hours

Full table of games available here.


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