Spark Sport will be the only way to watch all 48 games rugby channel ehat delay means and it will also offer on-demand replay options. What happens if things go south? Spark and its partners have done a lot of preparation, but streaming technology is still in its relatively early days and things do sometimes go wrong, as with Optus' attempt to stream the FIFA World Cup, or Amazon's recent wobbles with the US Open. Handily, Duke has just been upgraded to HD high definition.
Italy No. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email The Rugby World Cup kicks off on Friday, with an action-packed opening weekend meaning there is no chance to ease yourself into the tournament.
While most of the focus of the first set of fixtures has been on the clash between New Zealand and South Africa, one of the beautiful things about the Rugby World Cup is watching how some of the less experienced teams perform.
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Read More What time is Italy v Namibia kick-off? Italy vs Namibia kicks off on Sunday, September 22 at 2.
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What's the team news? Italy will likely rotate their squad over the first two games, with their second game of the tournament - this time against Canada - on Thursday.
Welsh fans will be hoping to catch a glimpse of speedy Namibian wing Lesley Klim, who plays his club rugby with Ospreys. Read More What are the betting odds?
What is the form guide? Italy have struggled since the last World Cup, losing all 20 of their Six Nations games over the last four years.
A 20—18 win over South Africa in November is their only win over a fellow tier one nation in this World Cup cycle, while they have also suffered defeats to Tonga, Fiji and Japan since then.
Namibia are the true also-rans of the Rugby World Cup, losing all 19 of their games at the tournament to date. They arrive in Japan ranked 23rd in the world - the lowest ranked team in the competition - despite going unbeaten in the Africa Cup since The African side actually enjoyed a positive warm up series, recording three wins from three including a defeat of an invitational side representing South African club side the Sharks as well as two wins over Pro14 team the Southern Kings.
Read More What have the coaches said?