5 Apr 2024

Sports commentator Sam Ackerman

From Nine To Noon, 11:35 am on 5 April 2024
Phoenix fans celebrate scoring a goal.

Phoenix fans celebrate scoring a goal. Photo: Masanori Udagawa

The Wellington Phoenix has their biggest game of the A-League season coming up, as they vie for a spot in the finals. And in a huge move for women's sport, professional basketball league Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa will double player wages this year. Pressure is mounting on All Blacks coach Scott Robertson as players go down injured as selection looms, and the NRL is open to banning the kick-off.