RugbyPass boss Tim Martin is an evangelist for streaming sports over the internet.

He would be, of course. That's his company's bread and butter, and it's currently in the midst of a US$20 million raise.

Yet he still voices qualms about Spark's chances of streaming the 2019 Rugby World Cup without any problems.

He expects most will enjoy a faultless service. But he also says there's guaranteed to be some degree of grief.


Martin, who has been in the sports streaming game since 2012, when he founded PremierLeaguePass, says he has huge respect for Spark, and in particular Jeff

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