New Zealand’s biggest summer event is back on Waitangi Weekend, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February 2016! The NRL Auckland Nines is the place to be as all 16 NRL teams and 288 star players descend on Eden Park for this two-day, nine-per-side knock-out tournament extravaganza. League legend Billy Slater is targeting the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines tournament as his comeback, saying “I have always wanted to play a Nines tournament because I know it would suit my style of play.” 2016 will bring the stars closer to you, with the teams warming up side line. Brace yourself for plenty of exciting on-field entertainment, where the games are shorter; the gaps are wider and the action is faster! The carnival atmosphere inside Auckland’s 46,000 capacity Eden Park is unmatched anywhere!
- All 16 NRL Clubs together in Auckland
- Featuring 288+ star players
- 31 action packed games
- 9 players per team, 9 minute halves
- NZ $2.6 million dollars + in prize money
- Over 90,000 fans expected over 2 days