Rugby World Cup 2019: Sparks says Wales v Georgia match won't be on TV

In a bold move, Spark says tonight's Wales v Georgia match will stream "live and exclusive" on Spark Sport.

"We have addressed the issue that impacted some viewers during Saturday's New Zealand v South Africa match and we're excited to bring you tonight's match," it said in a post to social media.

Spark's streaming of Saturday's All Blacks v Springboks match was plagued with periods of reduced video quality, including pixelation and buffering.  

After furious viewers took to social media midway through the first half to slam the quality of the coverage, Spark announced the second half of the game would be simulcast to free-to-air TV.

But fans without a Spark Sport account, SKY or Freeview were left without any way to watch the game, as it wasn't available on TVNZ's normal streaming service.

Unable to guarantee the technical issues wouldn't return, Spark also simulcast Sunday's matches on TVNZ DUKE.

Spark says it's offering refunds to customers unhappy with its coverage.

"Customers who feel unhappy with their viewing experience of the All Blacks v South Africa pool match pass can receive a refund: customers who purchased an All Blacks vs South Africa Match Pass can receive a full refund; those who purchased a Tournament Pass and wish to leave the service can also receive a full refund; and those who wish to carry on with the service, can receive a partial 15 percent refund of their Tournament Pass price," a spokesperson says.

"Unhappy customers who have activated a Spark Sport subscription via a voucher code can also receive a full or partial refund."