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Roosters win 2017 Auckland Nines

The Roosters have survived an epic second-half comeback from the Panthers to hold on for a gripping 10-8 win to claim the Downer Auckland Nines trophy for the first time.  Down by 10 points at the interval, Penrith hit back with two second-half tries and had a chance... read more

2017 Nines Tournament Draw Released

The 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines Pool Draw Released: Waiheke Pool Cronulla Sharks Gold Coast Titans Penrith Panthers Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Rangitoto Pool Newcastle Knights Wests Tigers Brisbane Broncos Melbourne Storm Hunua Pool Queensland Cowboys Sydney... read more

Nines club programme regional hosting hubs announced

Downer NRL Auckland Nines club programme regional hosting hubs announced. Six Auckland rugby league clubs will host NRL teams and neighbouring clubs in February 2017 in the revamped Downer NRL Auckland Nines club programme. Manurewa, Mangere East, East Coast Bays, Mt... read more

Jarryd Hayne joins stellar line-up for 2017 Nines

Two-time Dally M player of the year and international cross-code sensation Jarryd Hayne will join Johnathan Thurston, Shaun Johnson and a massive line-up of rugby league superstars at the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, it can be confirmed today. “I’ve been watching... read more

Johnson looks to go one better at Nines

League fans can again plan to spend Waitangi Weekend at Eden Park next year, with the fourth edition of the Downer NRL Auckland Nines confirmed for February 4-5, 2017. While the Warriors are still reeling from their recent disappointing NRL season finish, halfback... read more

Superstars to kick for charity at Downer NRL Auckland Nines

Rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns, three-time Golden Boot winner Johnathan Thurston, Superboot Daryl Halligan and former All Black and Blues rugby star Carlos Spencer will go head-to-head in the Beko Legends Kick-Off charity goal kicking challenge at the Downer NRL... read more

Downer becomes 2016 NRL Auckland Nines naming rights sponsor

The NRL Auckland Nines event received a huge boost today with leading engineering and infrastructure group Downer taking over as the 2016 Nines naming rights sponsor. Duco Events said the new partnership would go a long way to ensuring next month’s event is a major... read more

Meet league heroes in Auckland next February

Rugby league fans will have the chance to meet their heroes in the heart of Auckland this February, at the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Fan Day in Aotea Square. On Friday 5 February, Auckland will welcome back all 288+ NRL Auckland Nines players in a day packed with... read more

I’ve always wanted to play in the Auckland Nines, it’s such a dynamic tournament and I think it suits my style of play. I can’t wait to be there in 2016!

Billy Slater

Legend, Melbourne Storm