Spark has just put its earlybird Rugby World Cup passes onsale. But the launch has been undermined by bad blood from ISPs who had been expecting a resale deal as a thank you for making their networks World Cup-ready - or at least one on better terms than those that have just been offered.

For its part, Spark says it's offering flexible, incentive-based terms, but it also notes they have to be within constraints set by its content licensing agreements.

2degrees corporate affairs and wholesale chief Mat Bolland told the Herald , "We've received a proposal for the Rugby World

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