A web-only programme reviewing the week in sport.
1:30 PM. A new Super Rugby winner will be crowned for the first time in this weekend's all New Zealand final; We talk to both the Hurricanes and the Highlanders. We catch up with New Zealand Maori coach, Colin Cooper, after he names his 2015 squad. Several senior Silver Ferns are given the axe, we talk to coach Wai Taumaunu. Last year's A-League MVP is leaving the Wellington Phoenix. The pink ball is making its way into test cricket and causing some controversy. New Zealand WRC driver Hayden Paddon is aiming for a top five finish in the Rally of Poland and Auckland professional golfer Ryan Fox has qualified for the third major of the year - the Open Championship
7:00 PM. In this edition of Extra Time, Black Caps Brendon McCullum re-commits to NZ Cricket... Super Rugby reaches the semi-final stage - we talk to both a veteran All Black and a much younger yet-to-be-capped playmaker from the two local sides in action... the new Blues head coach Tana Umaga fronts up… we investigate school sport, and allegations against some schools for their win at all costs attitudes, even to the detriment of the students' education and welfare… and the Black Sticks women upset world hockey number twos Australia to edge towards next year's Rio Olympics.
2:00 PM. In Extra Time this week - Sir John Kirwan is over the Blues, while on the field rugby correspondent Barry Guy previews the Highlander-Chiefs Super rugby playoff. We reflect on an historic motor racing week for New Zealand drivers with Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartly completing a one-two finish at Le Mans 24 hours race, 50 year after Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren won the event ahead of another New Zealander, Denny Hulme. We also catch up with Haydon Paddon after his second place finish at the Rally of Italy. Triathlon New Zealand gives up on hosting the World Triathlon series and we farewell former All Black Jerry Collins.
6:00 PM. This week, we remember the former All Black Jerry Collins who was tragically killed in road accident. The Junior All Whites are knocked out of the under 20 football World Cup and the Magic prepare to meet the Swifts in the semi-finals of the trans-Tasman netball league. The boxer Joseph Parker sizes up his 14th professional opponent, while the Black Sticks rue a missed opportunity at the World Hockey league. Plus we farewell a thoroughbred horse racing legend.
5:00 PM. This week, Fifa is thrown into chaos as its president resigns, while the under-20 football World Cup continues in New Zealand. The under-20 rugby World Championship kicks off in Italy and the All Black Beauden Barrett returns from injury as the Hurricanes try to secure top spot in Super Rugby. The Black Caps win their first test in England for 16 years and captain Brendon McCullum reflects on the drawn series. The Magic and the Steel meet in the finals of the trans-Tasman netball championship and a place at the Rio games is on the line for the men's Black Sticks in hockey's World League.
1:30 PM. In Extra Time this week the FIFA under-20 football World Cup kicks off in New Zealand amid yet another corruption scandal in the sport. We preview the competition and hear from NZ football chief executive Andy Martin, who's in Zurich for FIFA's presidential elections. Super rugby playoff spots are on the line when the Highlanders host the Chiefs - we talk to All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith on what's been the key to the Highlanders good season. We hear how New Zealand Rugby is dealing with the on going issue of concussion. Meanwhile the Black Caps are down but not out as they look to square the test series against England, we hear from skipper Brendon McCullum.
1:30 PM. In Extra Time this week, the BMX Olympic medallist Sarah Walker makes her return from injury to kick start her pursuit of Olympic qualification. Manawatu coach Jason O'Halloran talks about why the prospect of Super Rugby bores him and why he's signed a deal to become an assistant coach for Scotland's national rugby team. The New Zealand netball coach Wai Taumaunu looks ahead to the World Cup. The Black Sticks begin their road to Olympic qualification. Dane Coles makes his long-awaited return to the Hurricanes' starting lineup, and former Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker explains how he can turn Team Japan into America's Cup contenders.
4:45 PM. In Extra Time this week - Silver Ferns captain Casey Kopua is finally on the verge of taking the court again. Emirates Team NZ may finally get to the America's Cup start line while Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith celebrate their 50th anniversary. Rally fans suffer a setback with New Zealand to be dropped from the World Rally Championship. While former US Olympic Volleyball coach and New Zealander Hugh McCutcheon lets us in on the key to his coaching success.
6:30 PM. On this weeks show, the Kiwis and Rabbitohs hooker, Isaac Luke, signs with the Warriors. Victor Vito returns to the table topping Hurricanes and Dan Carter prepares for his Christchurch swan song. The head of Olympic Committee says New Zealand could host the games, while the up and coming swimmer Gabrielle Fa'amausili dreams of going to Rio. Ernie Merrick wonders where it went wrong for the Phoenix and Michael Campbell calls time on top flight golf.
5:05 PM. This week, we talk to the sailor Blair Tuke following his gold medal at a World Cup regatta in France. The equestrian Tim Price finishes runner-up in Kentucky and Hayden Paddon crashes into spectators on the Rally of Argentina. The Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx speaks about his future after winning the Oceania Champions league and the Phoenix captain Andrew Durante prepares his team for the A-league finals. The New Zealand squad is named for the stand-up paddle and paddle board World Championships and we hear from the Ultimate Waterman Daniel Kereopa.
12:00 PM. In this Extra Time this week the Rugby World Cup curse strikes the All Blacks again, with first-five-eighth Aaron Cruden set to miss this year's tournament. A Warrior for life - Winger Manu Vatuvei signs on with the NRL club for another three years. Can the Wellington Phoenix make the A League grand finals? we assess their chances with coach Ernie Merrick. Rally driver Haydon Paddon hits the road in Argentina. And two time Olympic medallist Westley Gough calls time on his track cycling career.
5:00 PM. This week, we discuss the burning issues in rugby union: rich offshore clubs luring All Blacks, who might be playing Sevens at the Olympics and concussion. We have a chat with Tyler Hamilton, one of the whistleblowers behind the exposure of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and his doping. We talk hockey after the men's Black Sticks posted a rare win over Australia's Kookaburras, and we ask why diving is becoming a part of rugby league.