Sky Sport Update: April 27 – May 3

Here are this week’s Sky Sport highlights, including the resumption of Golf Central and the launch of Sky Sport Presents The Pod, a series of long format in-depth interviews with key playmakers across many codes.


Sky Sport Presents The Pod – fascinating exclusive new in-depth interviews with playmakers in the world of sport

Episode One: Ian Smith speaks with Sir Steve Hansen (Sky Sport 3, Thursday 8.30)

Ian Smith, one of New Zealand’s most respected broadcasters, was delighted to have the opportunity to talk with Sir Steve Hansen – naturally on a virtual basis, and New Zealand gets to see their wide-ranging conversation.

“Arguably Sir Steve is the most successful All Blacks coach in our lifetime”, says ‘Smithy’.  “We’ve spent a fair bit of time talking with each other on the sideline pre- and post- some of the most nail-biting matches ever, but The Pod has given me the chance to sit down with the man (over Zoom), relax and really get inside this head and ask some of the tough questions. I’m excited to share the result with New Zealanders on Sky Sport.”

The Pod will focus initially on high profile figures in New Zealand sport such as Sir Richard Hadlee, Dame Noeline Taurua and Sean Marks.  The interviewer’s mic will circulate among the Sky Sport team including Smith, Jeff Wilson and Bernadine Oliver-Kerby.

Tex Teixeira, Sky’s Chief Content Officer says, “I’m proud of the way our team has stepped up to produce some great content for our customers under pretty trying circumstances.  Some of the shows we are putting together remotely are tried and true – like The Breakdown and Crowd Goes Wild, while some are brand new such as Isolation Nation and Iso Net.

“Then there are others, like The Pod and Warriors TV – which we’ve been working on for a while but have brought forward to fill the gap left by live sport.  We are ready and raring to go when sport is able to be played safely – but in the meantime, we are pulling out all the stops to ensure Sky Sport feeds the need of fans throughout the country.”

The Breakdown (Sky Sport 1, 8.30 Tuesday): This week the team is joined by Peter FitzSimons to address the mountain of issues that face our friends across the ditch. Tim Horan joins the panel to shed light on THAT letter and Steven Luatua dials in all the way from the UK. All the usual suspects including special guest Justin Marshall, joining you for the first show in lockdown Level 3!

Darts | The PDC Home Tour Live (Sky Sport 9, daily 6.30am-9.30pm, also streaming on Sky Sport Now).

Cricket, Cricket And More Cricket (Sky Sport 2, also streaming on Sky Sport Now).

Sky Sport ChannelKey Content
Sky Sport 1 – Focus on Rugby
  • Tue 28th 8.30pm Breakdown featuring Peter Fitzsimons, Tim Horan + Steven Luatua
  • Wed and Sun 7.30pm Isolation Nation
  • Wed 29th 8pm All Blacks Tour of South Africa 1996 game 2
  • Fri 7pm and Sat 5pm and 7pm Super Rugby Flashbacks
    • Fri: Hurricanes v Chiefs
    • Sat 5pm: Crusaders v Stormers
    • Sat 7pm: Highlanders v Blues
Sky Sport 2 – the Cricket Channel    Mon – Fri, 1pm, 2006/07 Ashes 4th Test

Mon – Fri, 7pm, 1983 Tri Series between AUS, NZL & ENG

Sat. 2nd, 2pm, 1992/93 West Indies Tour of Australia, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tests

Sun. 3rd, 12pm, 1992/93 West Indies Tour of Australia, 4th & 5th Tests

Sun. 3rd, 8pm, 1992/93 Brian Lara’s 277 v Australia

Sky Sport 3 – still a focus on Netball, but sharing the channel with other great content like The Pod
  • Wed 29, 8.30 pm, Netball Zone
  • Thu 30, 8.30pm, The Pod (Premiere – Steve Hansen)
  • Sun 3 May, 10.50am, 2016 Women’s ASB Classic Final
  • NetFit Tues/Thurs/ Sat 1-3pm
  • Tour de France – Mon-Fri from 7am 2019 tour, then we’ll move on to 2018 through to 2015, each running three weeks. Jump on your trainers and watch this at the same time or record to ride at your own pace.
Sky Sport 4 – focus on Rugby LeagueWarriors TV – 7pm, Thu

Blake Ayshford, Courtenay Tairi and the crew get up close and personal with the Vodafone Warriors.


  • Monday – Friday 1700
    • Mon – 2010 Round 16 – Rooster v Warriors – 18-20: Locke snatches victory with courageous last-minute try.
    • Tues – 2011 Semi-final – Tigers V Warriors 20-22: Getting late and can’t remember exactly why but this is a good one.
    • Weds- 2011 Preliminary Final – Storm v. Warriors 20-12: Johnson and Maloney make a great halves pairing guiding the Warriors to their second Grand Final
    • Thurs – 2011 Grand Final – Sea Eagles v Warriors 24-10: Hasler’s Manly too good for the Warriors.
    • Fri – 2016 Round 5 – Roosters v. Warriors 28 -32: Lolohea puts Tuivasa-Scheck away for a famous golden point try.
  • Sat 3pm, Vodafone Warriors Game Day Saturday v Parramatta Eels


Sky Sport 5 – Focus on Motorsport
  • Mon 5am, NASCAR iRacing Series LIVE: Talladega
  • Wed 8pm, Supercars All Star ESeries Round 4 LIVE
  • Sun 6.30pm, IndyCar iRacing LIVE


Sky Sport 6 – Golf
  • 8.30 pm nightly, Golf Central resumes
  • Mon 5pm, 2016 LPGA: Arkansas Championship Round 4 Replay (Lydia Ko Win)
  • Tue 5pm, 2016 LPGA: Marathon Classic Round 1-4 Highlights (Lydia Ko Win)


Sky Sport 7 – FootballBeIN – flashbacks and replays from the world of football
Sky Sport 8 – OlympicsOlympic channel – 24/7
Sky Sport 9 – Multiple Sports
  • All week, 0630, PDC Home Tour LIVE
  • Tue. 7.30pm, Sky Sport Next Block: Canoe Slalom NZ Open
  • Thu 7.30pm, Combat Block: Horn v Zerafa 2
  • Fri 1 May, 7pm, Customer Request: 2005 NRL Grand Final


Crowd Goes Wild – New shows every Tuesday and Thursday, 7.00pm with lookbacks on Mon and Wed with favourite sports and CGW moments.

  • Mon 7 pm actually gaining a bit of a cult following the 1997 Scripps Howard Nat’l Spelling Bee
  • Wed, 8.30 pm 2003 American League C’ship Game 3, Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees
  • Fri 1 May, 8 pm, 2011 MLB Classics, Jeter’s 3000th Hit.
  • Sat from 6 pm, 2018 US Poker Open 
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