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  • Peter Hillary: Remembering Sir Edmund and Tenzing Norgay's Mt Everest climb 71 years on

    29 MAG 2024 · Peter Hillary - New Zealand mountaineer and son of Sir Edmund Hillary - joins Martin Devlin in a very special interview on It's Only Sport. 29th May 2024 marks 71 years to the date that Sir Edmund and Tenzing Norgay became the first two to reach the top of Mount Everest. Peter Hillary himself has climbed the mountain twice - he and Devlin discuss the significance of Sir Edmund's ascent back in 1953, what it's like climbing Everest including the toll it takes on your body and the feeling you get when you reach the top, and much more.
    18 min. 1 sec.
  • It's Only Sport best of | May 29

    29 MAG 2024 · On today's podcast, It's Only Sport host Martin Devlin focusses on two topics of differing themes - the upcoming New Zealand Rugby special general meeting (SGM) around its governance, and Sir Edmund Hillary's ascent up Mt Everest on this day in 1953. First off, Devlin delivers a sermon talking about the NZR SGM and predicting that despite a meeting of much significance, nothing will change anytime soon around how the governing body is run. Then, Moana Pasifika coach and former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga looks ahead to their Super Rugby Pacific clash with the Crusaders while also reviewing their 2024 season, David Pilkington - who was part of the panel that undertook a review into NZR's governance last year - discusses all the important information to do with Thursday's meeting, Peter Hillary - son of Sir Edmund - goes in-depth on what it's like climbing Mt Everest, and Miles Davis shares his thoughts on the NZR SGM and the Hurricanes' Super Rugby title chances. All that and much more!
    51 min. 1 sec.
  • Tana Umaga: First year coaching Moana Pasifika & improvements on 2023 Super Rugby campaign

    29 MAG 2024 · Tana Umaga - former All Blacks captain and now coach of Moana Pasifika - joins Martin Devlin on It's Only Sport ahead of the final round of the Super Rugby Pacific regular season. Moana Pasifika mathematically have a chance at qualifying for the finals but need to win away to the Crusaders and hope other results go their way. Umaga talks to Devlin about their season and the improvements on their 2023 campaign, how Moana Pasifika differs from other Super Rugby sides in how it operates, how they can become an enticing franchise that attracts and retain players, and more.
    15 min. 36 sec.
  • It's Only Sport best of | May 28

    28 MAG 2024 · On today's podcast, It's Only Sport host Martin Devlin puts his versatility to the test, with a handful of guests joining the show to debate and pontificate rugby, the NBA, Grand Slam tennis, and more. First off, Devlin delivers a sermon dedicated to the brilliance of Rafael Nadal. The 22-time major winner and 14-time French Open champion is out of the second Grand Slam of the year, after a first-round loss to Alexander Zverev. Speculation is growing that he may have played his last tournament at Roland Garros. Then, longtime tennis journalist Chris Jones shares his thoughts on Nadal's early exit and what this future holds, New Zealand rugby great Todd Blackadder discusses his Toshiba Brave Lupus side winning the Japanese Rugby League One competition, Mark 'Watto' Watson talks the Blues' loss to the Crusaders and Football Ferns coach Jitka Klimková taking a leave of absence, and Dallas sports radio's Gavin Dawson chats the Mavericks' exploits in the NBA playoffs. Plus, Devlin and producer Lachlan Waugh analyse and argue over the likes of Addin Fonua-Blake's future at the Warriors, and the Crusaders' Super Rugby Pacific playoff chances on the Tight 5 and What Has More Chance Of Happening. All that and much more!
    56 min. 11 sec.
  • Todd Blackadder: Ex-All Black claims first title of coaching career in Japan Rugby League One

    28 MAG 2024 · Todd Blackadder - former All Blacks and Crusaders captain, and Crusaders coach from 2009-2016 - joins Martin Devlin on It's Only Sport, after guiding his side to victory in the final of the Japan Rugby League One competition. Blackadder's Toshiba Brave Lupus defeated the previously unbeaten Panasonic Wild Knights - who are coached by Robbie Deans - 24-20 in a tightly contested decider, handing Blackadder his first ever trophy as a head coach. The 52-year-old talks to Devlin about how sweet victory feels, the impact of former All Blacks Richie Mo'unga and Shannon Frizell who both joined the team ahead of the season, how Blackadder as a coach has improved over the years, other rugby coaching jobs he has his eye on, and more.
    13 min. 32 sec.
  • Tony Kemp: Warriors' impressive win over Dolphins, other NRL storylines from round 12

    27 MAG 2024 · Tony Kemp - ex-Warriors coach, Kiwis representative and co-host of the Rugby League Hour - joins Martin Devlin on It's Only Sport to recap all the main results and storylines from the NRL's 12th round of 2024. An undermanned Warriors made it back-to-back wins, coming from behind to beat the Dolphins 24-20 in Auckland, and now sit just three points outside the top eight. The Penrith Panthers, Manly Sea Eagles, Sydney Roosters and Canterbury Bulldogs were among the weekend's other winners. Kempy and Marty go in-depth on the Warriors' win and how impressive their last two results are, as well as discussing the likes of the Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm suffering surprise losses, and whether or not the Parramatta Eels' top eight hopes are done.
    10 min. 41 sec.
  • It's Only Sport best of | May 27

    27 MAG 2024 · On today's podcast, It's Only Sport host Martin Devlin crouches, binds and sets himself into a jam-packed show recapping another massive weekend in sport. First off, Devlin delivers a sermon listing off his winners and losers from the past three days, including the Warriors, rugby referees, Manchester United, and more. Then, former All Blacks halfback and current rugby commentator Justin Marshall recaps the penultimate round in Super Rugby Pacific, questioning referee decision in the Chiefs-Hurricanes game and assessing the Crusaders' chances at making the playoffs. As well as that, veteran IndyCar reporter Curt Cavin reviews a thrilling Indianapolis 500 that was won by Josef Newgarden, co-host of the Rugby League Hour Tony Kemp recaps the Warriors' win over the Dolphins and other NRL storylines, and British sports broadcaster Andy Buckley talks Southampton and Manchester United's successes in the championship playoff final and FA Cup final respectively. All that and much more!
    53 min. 36 sec.
  • Curt Cavin: Josef Newgarden wins wild Indy500, first back-to-back winner in 22 years

    27 MAG 2024 · Longtime IndyCar journalist Curt Cavin joins Martin Devlin on It's Only Sport, recapping the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500. Josef Newgarden secured his second successive Indy500 win with a last-lap pass on young Mexican Pato O'Ward to take the chequered flag. It's the first time since Hélio Castroneves in 2002 that a driver has won back-to-back races, and the victory also hands team owner and Indianapolis Motor Speedway chairman Roger Penske his 20th win in the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." Cavin and Devlin go into all the important details of the race including the thrilling final lap, the weather delay, how the Kiwi drivers fared, and more.
    6 min. 51 sec.
  • Justin Marshall: Hurricanes edge Chiefs in thriller as Crusaders re-enter winners' circle

    27 MAG 2024 · Justin Marshall - 81-test veteran of the All Blacks, and now renowned rugby commentator on Sky Sport - joins Martin Devlin on It's Only Sport, recapping the penultimate round of the Super Rugby Pacific regular season. Key results include the Hurricanes edging the Chiefs 20-17 in a thriller in Hamilton and the Crusaders keeping their season alive with an entertaining 29-27 win over the Blues in Christchurch. Marshall and Devlin focus on the 'Canes' tight victory and a couple of questionable refereeing decisions in that contest, the Crusaders' chances of sneaking into the top eight, how dangerous the Highlanders can be in the quarter-finals, and more.
    15 min. 49 sec.
  • Greg Martin: Super Rugby Pacific, useless NZ Rugby administrators, bachelor life, & more

    23 MAG 2024 · Greg Martin - former Wallabies fullback, and now a breakfast host for Triple M in Brisbane - joins Martin Devlin on It's Only Sport as he does every Thursday. Two simple-minded, middle-aged men talking about men's things. This week, Marto and Marty talk about the former having the house to himself with his wife away on holiday, the Reds' chances of getting wins in their final two regular season games in Super Rugby Pacific, more issues at New Zealand Rugby, and more.
    9 min. 29 sec.

It's Only Sport (IOS), hosted by multi-award winning sports broadcaster Martin Devlin and produced by Lachlan Waugh, brought to you by The Platform. IOS is the only truly independent sports...

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It's Only Sport (IOS), hosted by multi-award winning sports broadcaster Martin Devlin and produced by Lachlan Waugh, brought to you by The Platform. IOS is the only truly independent sports radio show in New Zealand.

Catch the best bits of every show as well as a collection of interviews with the biggest names in New Zealand sport uploaded every weekday, as Martin brings his unique blend of wisdom, enthusiasm and humour to tackle the hottest sporting news and topics.

Head along to The Platform website or download The Platform app and listen to IOS live, 1-4 on weekday afternoons. Subscribe to Platform Plus and you can access full replays of IOS.
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