A web-only programme reviewing the week in sport.
13:30 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.
16:45 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.
18:30 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.
17:05 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 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.
17:00 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.
13:00 This week, the All Black Ben Afeaki retires from rugby because of concussion. The New Zealand swimmer Lauren Boyle reveals why she's training in Australia and the Tall Blacks coach Paul Henare sets his sights on the Olympics. Valerie Adams is nominated for another big award and the Auckland City football club start their campaign to win the Oceania champions league. The Black Caps coach Mike Hesson selects a new look team to tour England and the cricketing great Richie Benaud passes away.
13:00 In the programme this week we wrap up the Cricket World Cup, the Black Caps captivating campaign and that bitter final defeat to Australia, we discuss the retirements and careers of a couple of senior Black Caps players as we usher in what a former star calls the next golden age of New Zealand cricket, we catch up with All Black second-five Ma'a Nonu as he prepares for a Super Rugby milestone with the unbeaten and table topping Hurricanes and we speak to heartbroken Olympic silver medallist Sarah Walker who's return to racing from serious injury has been postponed due to a minor bruise, ruling her out of this weekend's national champs.
13:00 In this Cricket World Cup final special we preview Sunday's showdown at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between the tournament hosts' New Zealand and Australia. We'll hear from both camps as they cap preparations for the match and speak to our man on the ground in Melbourne, Stephen Hewson. Then we speak to a couple of former New Zealand captains to get their thoughts on the historic fixture.
13:00 In the programme this week, we talk cricket with the Black Caps and their new bowling coach, catch up with Paul Henare after his new coaching appointment and hear from Beauden Barrett about the Hurricanes' hot start to the season. We also look at the changing way New Zealanders are participating in sports and check in with Baseball New Zealand as they embark on a global search for new players.
14:00 In Extra Time this week Radio New Zealand Sport discusses the Cricket World Cup and why it's taking so long to find the champion. The New Zealand Breakers celebrate their victory in the Australian National Basketball League. After a 20-year association with Team New Zealand, skipper Dean Barker decided to leave the America's Cup syndicate and squash player Joelle King has all but completed her return to the sport after a major injury.
13:00 Action aplenty from start to finish in Extra Time this week with rugby league, basketball, football, golf, athletics and tennis. The Warriors kicks off their NRL season, we talk to skipper Simon Mannering. The Breakers begin their ANBL finals campaign. Ernie Merrick tells us why it was a no brainer re-signing as coach with the Wellington Phoenix. The Auckland golfer, Ryan Fox, is back playing at home for the first time since becoming the New Zealand number one. Long jump world record holder Mike Powell leaps into action in Wellington and we also talk Davis Cup tennis with New Zealand playing China.