A web-only programme reviewing the week in sport.
4:40 PM.In Extra Time this week another New Zealand rowing crew is heading to the Rio Olympics after a Russian crew returned a positive drugs test. We review the first All Blacks test series under the new four year cycle. Two new sports are being added to Rio but it's not all rosey for one of them. Mark Todd is set to become New Zealand's most capped Olympian. Lydia Ko takes a big lesson out of her latest win on the LPGA Tour and Te Papa isn't buying Sir Peter Snell's singlet.
4:00 PM.On this week's edition of Extra Time, Shane Archbold describes what it means to be selected to ride in the iconic Tour de France for the first time. A New Zealander at the centre of the global fight against doping is at a loss to explain the IOCs decision to reject the recommendation of the IAAF to ban Russian athletes from competing in Rio. The New Zealand rower Eric Murray talks about the final phase of preparation towards Rio. We talk to Southern Steel netball coach Noeline Taurua as she prepares for the business end of the ANZ competition. And the All Blacks team selections offer plenty of intrigue.
5:00 PM.Are Wales done for or can they resurrect their tour in the second test against the All Blacks? The Ford factory team is returning to Le Mans in force to mark the 50th anniversary of its first Le Mans win - New Zealand driver Chris Amon reflects on that famous victory. Christchurch mechanic Frances Buckley makes history in pitlane at V8 Supercar series. Lydia Ko had to settle for second at the latest golf major but her stature in the game continues to grow. Shot putter Tom Walsh puts his Rio opponents on notice. And 180! The international darts road show hits Auckland.
4:30 PM.In Extra Time this week Wales try to overcome 60 years of losses to the All Blacks when the two sides play in Auckland on Saturday night. Tony Brown takes up the Highlanders head coaching role - a job he admits he never particularly wanted. Sir Peter Snell's gives us his thoughts on his 1964 Tokyo Olympics singlet going under the hammer. Outgoing Netball New Zealand chief executive, Hilary Poole, says she has just one regret and mountain biker Sam Gaze gets the nod for Rio.
3:00 PM.In the programme this week, Sonny Bill Williams is heading to the Blues after signing on with New Zealand Rugby for a crack at another world cup, can he help restore Auckland rugby to its former glory. One of Williams former All Blacks team-mates says more needs to be done to combat homophobia in the game. The first All Blacks squad of the year spend their first week training as they prepare for the test series against Wales. New Zealand's Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder's push for the NBA finals comes up agonisingly short. And BMX star Sarah Walker has no intention of laying down the bike despite having her Olympic dreams dashed.
10:00 AM.In Extra Time this week we hear from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen as he prepares to announce his first squad since the World Cup also RNZ's rugby reporter takes a look at the possible side to take on Wales next month. We also find out how New Zealand Rugby is trying to gain a stronger footing in Auckland. Black Caps coach Mike Hesson has decided to stay on for another 3 years, while one of New Zealand's most successful netball coaches hits a milestone. And where to now for Joseph Parker.
12:00 PM.In the programme this week: We analyse the trans-Tasman netball championship split and discuss the ramifications for New Zealand netball. New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker prepares for the biggest fight of his boxing career, he's one win away from a shot at a world title. We catch up with the New Zealand Sevens team as the players get their last chance to impress before the Rio Olympics. The International Olympic Committee find dozens of failed tests after re-analysing Beijing 2008 samples and High Performance Sport New Zealand are unhappy at their recent government funding allocation, they believe it's not enough to keep pace with the rest of the world.
3:20 PM.In Extra Time this week the Highlanders still believe they're chasing respect despite being the Super rugby champions. Netball's trans tasman competition is set for a shakeup. A disruptive Tommy Smith is left out of the All Whites Two more sailors are added to the New Zealand team for Rio and we hear what gymnast Courtney McGregor did to celebrate her Rio selection.
1:00 PM.In this episode, it's been a tumultuous week in Rugby League - players stood down for using prescription drugs and one of them now on medical leave, Parramatta stripped of NRL points for breaching the salary cap, and the Kiwis and Kangaroos preparing to do battle for the number one world ranking. Also, one of our most experienced equestrians pulls out of a major event, and some of our top Olympians prepare for their final lead-in to Rio.
5:46 PM.In Extra Time this week, more woes for the Warriors as coach Andrew McFadden stands almost half of his side down for misconduct. New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew talks Olympics. Kane Williamson's finally been confirmed as captain of the Black Caps, but why did it take so long? We meet the man "beside" Hayden Paddon's success on the World Rally stage and Equestrian Blyth Tait returns to Kentucky in the hope of reaching the Rio Olympics.
5:00 PM.This week in Extra Time - Valerie Adams and Nick Willis headline the athletics team named for Rio, while Dylan Schmidt is set to be the first New Zealand trampolinist to compete at an Olympics. The All Blacks win big at the Laureus Sports Awards, while the Black Caps are taken by surprise by India's plans for a pink ball Test. Plus, calls continue for some of the New Zealand teams to be culled from netball's trans-Tasman competition - and Auckland City and Team Wellington square off in the Oceania Champions League football final.
1:37 PM.In Extra Time this week, we celebrate as a couple of New Zealand cricketers are named as the best in the World.... New Zealand Rugby continues to do its best to keep our top players here.... the Breakers have gone a long way to finalising their playing roster for the next NBL basketball season, we get an insight into match fixing and we here from a couple of athletes named to compete in this year's Rio Olympics.