Whether technology is letting you down or you just enjoy a social atmosphere when watching rugby, Mahurangi Matters has compiled a list of local places you can catch the World Cup.
The government introduced a bill in August specifically allowing licensed premises to remain open for Rugby World Cup matches outside usual trading hours.
The bill has made it easy for bars and pubs to apply for a late licence to screen games that start at 11.45pm and 12.15pm.
Late licence holders:
The Maungaturoto Historic Inn will be screening all the games.
The Paparoa Hotel has installed three new TV screens for the occasion and will be screening all the games.
The Mangawhai Tavern, has installed new screens and has food specials.
The Leigh Bar is screening all games live and is encouraging fans to book on 021 041924 to avoid disappointment.
The Matakana village pub will screen all games depending on numbers at the bar.
The Bridgehouse in Warkworth will screen all the games.
The Salty Dog Inn in Snells Beach will screen all games live on five big screens and has guess-the-score prizes.
Screening within opening hours:
The Mangawhai Club will screen most games – check on the day.
The Three Furlongs in Kaiwaka will screen all games that take place between 3pm until late weekdays, and midday to 1am in the weekends. Booking is always advised on 09 431 2246.
The Warkworth RSA will screen most All Black games – check in on the day on 09 425 8568
The Puhoi Pub will screen games between 10am and 10pm.