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A review of the week in sport.

A review of the week in sport.


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A review of the week in sport.




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Extra Time for 27 November 2020

Who would have thought so much could ride on an All Blacks Test against Argentina. But this weekend's game has taken on much more significance given the side's first ever loss to the Pumas two weeks ago and the fact they've lost two tests on the trot - something they haven't done since 2011.


Extra Time for 20 November 2020

The All Blacks appear to be a team in crisis following their historic defeat to Argentina last week, but do the public really care? Join Brenton Vannisselroy on Extra Time as journalist Hamish Bidwell, Wellington Pride rugby player Alice Soper and RNZ sport reporter Barry Guy discuss the fall-out from the All Blacks' first back-to-back defeats in nine years, which has seen the spotlight fall on new coach Ian Foster and his rookie captain Sam Cane. You'll also hear from Black Ferns loose...


Extra Time for 13 November 2020

Red cards and sending offs are they ruining rugby? Former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains thinks so and tells us why and how things need to change if rugby is to remain an attractive and entertaining sport. We hear from Kiwi Ferns legend Honey Hireme-Smiler on why a seventh World Cup was a bridge too far and it's now time to hang up her footy boots. And Sir Bryan Williams from Super Rugby side in waiting Moana Pasifika tells us how they're building towards Super Rugby in 2022. Listen into...


Extra Time for 6 November 2020

Former New Zealand Netball and Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle has been appointed as chief executive of Sport New Zealand, but what direction does she want to take the organisation?


Extra Time for 30 October 2020

The Bledisloe Cup is yet to be decided, there have been a few changes to both the All Blacks and Wallabies sides and Australia is set to host their first test of the year, but for RNZ's Extra Time panel they're struggling to get excited for Saturday's showdown between the All Blacks and Wallabies in Sydney.


Extra Time for 23 October 2020

The Silver Ferns are finally back on court adjusting to life without Laura Langman - but how are the world champions shaping up for their three test series against Commonwealth Games champions England? In Extra Time We talk with Kiri Wills from the Silver Ferns coaching staff on the challenges ahead and we're also joined by Suzanne McFadden from LockerRoom and RNZ's Bridget Tunnicliffe. he two Scott's - New Zealanders Scott Dixon and Scott McLaughlin are front and centre in the final round...


Extra Time for 16 October 2020

The second Bledisloe Cup test is almost upon us and - after last week's drawn opener - there's plenty to play for and plenty of pressure on the All Blacks to maintain their colossal Eden Park record.


Extra Time for 9 October 2020

Has NZR been arrogant in how it's handled itself in 2020 and can its relationships be repaired?


Extra Time for 2 October 2020

Israel Adesanya retained his UFC world middleweight title last week and is set to become one of the biggest names in the sport. Mixed Martial Arts continues to grow as a global sport and has a strong following. But because it's a violent sport, should it get the promotion that it does? Medical professionals are against it. Rugby continues to battle off the field more than it does on, with the Rugby Championship yet to be confirmed because of conflicts with the scheduling. Is New Zealand...


Extra Time for 25 September 2020

Mixed martials arts has undoubtedly been on the up and up as a sport in New Zealand in recent years, but that rise reaches a new high point this weekend. No less than four fighters from Auckland's City Kickboxing gym will compete at UFC 253, headlined by middleweight world champion Israel Adesanya defending his belt against highly-touted Brazilian Paulo Costa. Join Clay Wilson on RNZ's Extra Time as we hear from Israel Adesanya and another member of the City Kickboxing UFC stable, Dan Hooker...


Extra Time for 18 September 2020

The All Blacks will play test match rugby this year afterall. Two Bledisloe Cup tests against Wallabies have been confirmed for Wellington and Auckland and the side will then head to Australia for the rugby championship...although that seems to be up in the air with doubts over whether South Africa and Argentina will play. Doubts too over whether some key All Blacks will make the trip too suggestions some may opt out of the tour. We discuss the ramifications with New Zealand Rugby Players...


Extra Time for 11 September 2020

The news that former Silver Fern Anna Harrison is returning to top level netball ....got us thinking here at Extra Time about the 'Senior Citizens' of elite sport?


Extra Time for 4 September 2020

With yet another sport coming under scrutiny over high performance coaching practices Extra Time asks are our coaches too tough or are our athletes becoming too soft? Two-thirds of Canoe Racing New Zealand's women's high-performance squad have left the programme in the past 18 months labelling the environment as toxic and manipulative. It comes comes less than a month after a slew of allegations involving gymnastics in this country - while cycling, hockey, football and rowing have all come...


Extra Time for 28 August 2020

Former Olympic rowing champion Rob Waddell has found himself in a battle with with secondary school principals and other groups over an initiative aimed at broadcasting more school sport. Does Waddell's Sports Collective, which gives Sky TV exclusive rights to stream or broadcast school tournaments, events and matches, have the interests of the students at heart? Or is it just about making money? Are all secondary schools keen to take part? Will it pour extra pressure on teenage athletes to...


Extra Time for 21 August 2020

At the start of the ANZ Netball Premiership season, the title appeared to be the Pulse's to lose. The defending champs dominated the competition and recorded ten wins in a row, while their opponents in this weekend's grand final, the Mainland Tactix, were one of many teams trying to catch them. However the Pulse have since suffered a couple of losses, including one to the Tactix, who in recent weeks have gained all the momentum. In Extra Time this week, RNZ reporter Bridget Tunnicliffe,...


Extra Time for 14 August 2020

In Extra Time this week...the Crusaders have wrapped up the Super Rugby Aotearoa title with a round to spare but the real question is what happens in 2021? How many head knocks is too many and where to now for All Blacks skipper Sam Cane? Paddler Alicia Hoskins tells us about the life threatening heart condition which threatened to derail her Olympic hopes. And we look at how Netball is leading the way when it comes to the influence of Maori and Pasifika on the culture of ANZ premiership...


Extra Time for 7 August 2020

After significant investigations into high performance environments in cycling, football and hockey - yet another New Zealand sport is in the spotlight concerning the topic of athlete welfare. Gymnastics NZ has come under fire over the past week - with athletes, parents and coaches coming forward with allegations of emotional and physical abuse, and a lack of action over complaints. The concerns are emerging as serious issues with the sport and its treatment of elite athletes continue to be...


Extra Time for 31 July 2020

RNZ, Stuff and Locker Room present Extra Time - joining RNZ's Joe Porter on the podcast this week are former All Black Tamati Ellison, who is a coach with the Kanaloa Hawaii Major League rugby side, Netball New Zealand's national coaching development manager Tania Karauria, Dr Sierra Keung an academic at AUT in Auckland who has researched the cultural differences in coaching from a Māori & Pasifika perspective and former Kiwis and Warriors coach Frank Endacott.


Extra Time for 24 July 2020

World Rugby is proposing to ban trans-athletes from playing in the women's game but will New Zealand Rugby follow suit? And South Africa and Australia haven't been backward in coming forward in criticising New Zealand Rugby's planned new Super Rugby competition suggesting the NZR is trying to split the game - what's got everyone so riled up? Listen into Extra Time with Stephen Hewson, former Black Fern Louisa Wall, Ani O'Brien from Speak Up for Women New Zealand, Koro Vakauta of RNZ Pacific...


Extra Time for 16 July 2020

Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua joins us on Extra Time this week to give her take on the ANZ Netball Premiership and discuss how things are shaping up for the Silver Ferns and just whether or not they'll get to play this year.