1 Apr 2021

Extra Time for 1 April 2021

From Extra Time, 2:00 pm on 1 April 2021

New Zealand Rugby and the players association are at loggerheads over the pending agreement with US investment firm Silver Lake. NZ Rugby says the potential $465 million deal is transformational while the players are concerned about potential cultural misappropriation.

All Blacks jersey featuring the Silver Fern

All Blacks jersey featuring the Silver Fern Photo: Photosport

Do they have a point or are they holding the governing body to ransom? Host Brenton Vannisselroy is joined on Extra Time this week by former Black Fern Louisa Wall, sports commentator Hamish Bidwell and RNZ rugby reporter Joe Porter to discuss the impasse and what impact it could have on a touted women's Super Rugby competition in 2022.

You'll also hear from the head of Mainland Football after Christchurch was overlooked as a host city for the 2023 Women's World Cup and Brenton talks to rising New Zealand motorsport star Liam Lawson following his stunning start to the Formula 2 season.

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