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Extra Time for 13 September 2019

In Extra time this week - Host Hamish Bidwell talks with RNZ rugby correspondent Joe Porter and Wellington Pride women's rugby player Alice Soper about the Rugby World Cup and the challengers to the All Blacks throne. They discuss the future of rugby in the Pacific Islands, what NZ Rugby and World Rugby need to do to level the playing field and what NZ rugby needs to do to increase the amount of women in its ranks. We also catch up with Supercars leader New Zealander Scott McLaughlin who's...


Extra Time for 6 September 2019

Listen in to Extra Time this week as we ask whether there's any point in the All Blacks versus Tonga test? It's the All Blacks last match before getting on the plane on Monday morning and heading to Japan for the World Cup - but will everyone make it? Also the woeful Warriors season wraps up this weekend amid discussions around another change in ownership. We also talk to shot putter Tom Walsh who became the first male shot putter to defend the Diamond League title and cyclist Patrick Bevin...


Extra Time for 30 August 2019

This week RNZ reporter Joe Porter and Sky Sport commentator Rikki Swannell run the rule over the 31 players selected to represent New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Rikki also looks ahead to the start of the Farah Palmer Cup and we hear from new All Whites coach Danny Hay.


Extra Time for 23 August 2019

This week we take a look at the potential ins and outs ahead of next week's announcement of the All Blacks squad for the Rugby World Cup. We'll also discuss where the future lies, beyond a short-term contract, for Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua - and chat about the Tall Blacks prospects heading into the Basketball World Cup.


Extra Time for 16 August 2019

Will it stay - or will it go? That's the question preoccupying rugby fans on both sides of the Tasman ahead of this weekend's Bledisloe Cup decider. After Australia's record-breaking victory in Perth last weekend - the prized piece of silverware is very much on the line at Eden Park. Clay Wilson is joined by RNZ Sport colleagues Joe Porter, Ravinder Hunia and Barry Guy to dissect the big talking points ahead of the much-anticipated clash.


Extra Time for 9 August 2019

The experimentation is over we're told. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has picked his A team for Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup test in Perth against Australia. So is this team to secure at hat-trick of World Cup titles?


Extra Time for 2 August 2019

The All Blacks selectors have moved a step closer to deciding their final squad for the Rugby World Cup. Clay Wilson is joined by RNZ rugby reporter, Joe Porter, and RNZ Sport columnist Hamish Bidwell to analyse the ins and outs for the Bledisloe Cup. Plus, we delve into an interesting week for the Warriors.


Extra Time for 26 July 2019

In Extra Time this week - the All Blacks are back in town for their first home test of the year. Wellington's Westpac Stadium is a sell out for the Springbok test - but just how relevant is the match ahead of the World Cup? And the Silver Ferns are back home from their World Cup success in Liverpool and they're all $25 thousand better off each - but what about coach Noelene Taurua will she be back for more?


Extra Time for 19 July 2019

From one World Cup to another, RNZ Sports reporter Ravinder Hunia survived the Cricket Super Over loss in London and has now headed to Liverpool to follow the Silver Ferns in the netball showpiece event. Can Noeline Taurua's team follow in the footsteps of the Black Caps and reach another World Cup decider. Ravinder discusses both tournaments with Sports Editor Stephen Hewson and Barry Guy, while rugby reporter Joe Porter gives us his thoughts on what the All Blacks need to show in the Rugby...


Extra Time for 12 July 2019

The Black Caps stunned favourites India to reach their second straight World Cup final where they'll meet hosts England. White Ferns star Suzie Bates joins the RNZ Sports team to discuss New Zealand's chances of winning their first World Cup title. Beauden Barrett is moving from the Hurricanes to the Blues, what affect will that have on both sides?


Extra Time for 5 July 2019

The Crusaders are firm favourites to make it three straight Super Rugby titles and the RNZ Sports team give the reasons why Scott Robertson's men should feel confident. Not so confident are New Zealand cricket supporters, with the Black Caps needing some luck to make the World Cup semi-finals and anything beyond that seems unlikely. While Ravinder Hunia talks about the glut of top-class sport Britons are currently enjoying.


Extra Time for 27 June 2019

White Fern batter Suzie Bates makes a special appearance on Extra Time this week with our cricket reporter Clay Wilson and they discuss the Black Caps performances at the Cricket World Cup…. after their first loss is it time to make some changes? Having spent plenty of time playing and watching cricket in England, Bates gives her view on why the home side is struggling. Meanwhile Joe Porter suggests there is no reason why the Crusaders won't be contesting a third straight Super Rugby final.


Extra Time for 21 June 2019

It's all oval ball on this week's edition of Extra Time. RNZ Sports reporter Clay Wilson is joined by colleagues Vinnie Wylie and Joe Porter and freelance broadcaster Tash Ieremia to chat about the international rugby league double header involving New Zealand, Tonga and Samoa and take a quick look at the opening weekend of the Super Rugby playoffs.


Extra Time for 14 June 2019

Join Barry Guy for Extra Time this week as he and rugby correspondent Hamish Bidwell discuss the coaching drain that is having an effect on New Zealand rugby, while former Football Fern Kristy Hill talks about New Zealand's start to the FIFA World Cup and why she had a problem with the USA's celebrations during their record win over Thailand.


Extra Time for 7 June 2019

In Extra Time this week RNZ's cricket experts discuss the first week of the World Cup and what changes they've made in picking their top four teams at the tournament, while Barry Guy talks to former Football Fern Kristy Hill about the FIFA Women's World Cup and the chances of New Zealand scoring their first ever win at a Finals.


Extra Time 31 May 2019

In Extra Time this week - the Cricket World Cup is finally underway and England have underlined their credentials as tournament favourites with a comprehensive win over South Africa in the opening match. The Black Caps campaign opens up in Cardiff on Saturday night against Sri Lanka - we discuss what's in store for them and whether we've gleaned anything from the tournament opener as to how the competition will unfold. We also hear from Black Caps coach Mike Hesson. We also discuss the ANZ...


Extra Time for 24 May 2019

It's been a big week for off court and off field news in both netball and rugby this week. RNZ Sport's Clay Wilson and Ravinder Hunia are joined by freelance broadcaster Tash Ieremia to dissect the naming of the Silver Ferns squad for the looming World Cup and look at the allegations of inappropriate player conduct swirling around the Crusaders.


Extra Time for Friday 17 May

This week on Extra Time we chat with netball commentator Jenny Woods and NZ men's netball coach Sarah Michelle Hansen-Vaeau about the ANZ Premiership, a potential surprise inclusion to the Silver Ferns and reactions to the first ever men's match against the national squad.


Extra Time for 10th May 2019

With just a few rounds remaining in the Super Rugby season, the interest is growing over selections for the All Blacks. Steve Hansen has a few areas of concern ahead of the Rugby Championship and the World Cup. Joe Porter, Hamish Bidwell, Stephen Hewson and Barry Guy discuss possible selections and whether there will be any suprises. Also what future does South African runner Caster Semenya have on the international stage.


Extra Time for 3 May 2019

In Extra Time this week - is Rugby anti-Religion? Spill over from the code of conduct hearing for Wallaby Israel Folau has prompted talk of a Pacific players revolt. Extra Time's Stephen Hewson, Koro Vaka'uta, Ravinder Hunia and Barry Guy discuss the best way for rugby to handle religion.