Yeah. Getting pubs to open longer is not the answer. At least Spark sub-licenced coverage to TVNZ and are showing the All Black's games, with an hours delay.
But, international tournaments really shouldn't be sold off to streaming services, without the sports governing issuing the rights, first checking that the average internet speed is good enough (and not just in the heavely populated areas) and coverage elsewhere is suitable.
Acknowledging that 10% of the country will have difficulties in streaming via Spark, but then saying its still a good deal and go down the pub to watch it, just won't cut it.
My user name might look like Hatton Cross, but it's pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.