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Spark confident of problem-free service for All Blacks RWC quarter final

All Blacks captain Sam Whitelock addresses his team during their Rugby World Cup Group B game against Namibia (by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

New Zealand telco Spark has expressed confidence in the stability of its OTT platform ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) Rugby World Cup quarter final between New Zealand and Ireland, but has said coverage will immediately switch to public-service broadcaster TVNZ should issues arise.

Tomorrow’s match is set to be the biggest test of Spark’s infrastructure since the All Blacks’ opening 2019 World Cup game against South Africa on September 20. That game saw Spark’s service beset by technical problems, prompting an angry response from rugby fans.

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