LISTEN: In this week’s Extra Time podcast, Kiwi squash star Joelle King says she’s become a “professional at Covid-19 testing”, while living in the UK hoping to get time on court.
World No.8 squash player Joelle King has undergone close to 40 Covid-19 tests this year, having decided to stay put in the United Kingdom in the hope of getting some tournament play.
King chose not to return home to Cambridge, and go through managed isolation. But she’s been able to continue training during the UK lockdown in a special arrangement with British Squash.
The future for professional squash is still looking uncertain, with no competitions on the horizon beyond a last-minute tournament in Egypt next week.
Also on this week’s Extra Time, is Super Rugby in fact the best way forward for Pasifika rugby? Saturday’s match between the Maori All Blacks and Moana Pasifika in Hamilton essentially heralds Moana Pasifika’s emergence as a Super Rugby side. They along with a Fiji based team are set to join the Super Rugby competition from 2022.
Joe Porter talks to Pacific Rugby Players boss Aayden Clarke, Samoa women’s coach Ramsey Tomokino and RNZ sports writer Hamish Bidwell.