2017 NRL Auckland Nines: Start time, draw and TV schedule

NRL-NinesThe 2017 NRL Auckland Nines – part of the NRL pre-season – will be played on February 4 and 5 at Auckland’s Eden Park, with $2.4 million in prizemoney on the line.

Re-live the 2016 Auckland Nines final

All 16 National Rugby League teams will compete in the two-day competition, with at least 12 of each club’s top 25 players, as well as one top-five player from each of the club’s salary cap guaranteed to take part. So fans are guaranteed two action-packed days of top-class rugby league.

All teams will play three matches against other teams in their group. As the name suggests, matches are played between two sides of nine players in nine-minute halves.

Click here for the full list of squads from the Auckland Nines.

COMPETITION FORMAT, POOLS AND FIXTURES
The 16 teams are to be split into four groups, each playing three games in the group stage. From there, the top two teams from each group move on to the quarter-finals, where the winners play in a knockout format through to the grand final.

To catch the Auckland Nines action at home, Fox Sport and Sky Sports will be broadcasting the competition in Australia and New Zealand respectively.

2017 Auckland Nines Pools

Waiheke Piha Rangitoto Hunua
Cronulla Sharks St George Illawarra Dragons Newcacstle Knights North Queensland Cowboys
Gold Coast Titans Parramatta Eels Wests Tigers Sydney Roosters
Penrith Panthers Manly Sea Eagles Brisbane Broncos Canberra Raiders
Canterbury Bulldogs New Zealand Warriors Melbourne Storm South Sydney Rabbitohs

2017 Auckland Nines draw

Day 1 – Saturday February 4

Time Team 1 Team 2
Game 1 10:00 AM Sharks Titans
Game 2 10:25 AM Panthers Bulldogs
Game 3 10:50 AM Dragons Eels
Game 4 11:15 AM Warriors Sea Eagles
Game 5 11:50 AM Knights Tigers
Game 6 12:15 PM Broncos Storm
Game 7 12:40 PM Cowboys Roosters
Game 8 1:05 PM Raiders Rabbitohs
Women’s Game 1 1:30 PM New Zealand Australia
Game 9 1:55 PM Sharks Panthers
Game 10 2:20 PM Titans Bulldogs
Game 11 2:45 PM Dragons Sea Eagles
Game 12 3:10 PM Warriors Eels
Game 13 3:45 PM Knights Broncos
Game 14 4:10 PM Tigers Storm
Game 15 4:35 PM Cowboys Raiders
Game 16 5:00 PM Roosters Rabbitohs

Day 2 – Sunday February 5

Time Team 1 Team 2
Game 17 8:35 AM Sharks Bulldogs
Game 18 9:00 AM Titans Panthers
Game 19 9:25 AM Sea Eagles Eels
Game 20 9:50 AM Warriors Dragons
Game 21 10:15 AM Tigers Broncos
Game 22 10:40 AM Knights Storm
Game 23 11:05 AM Cowboys Rabbitohs
Game 24 11:30 AM Roosters Raiders
Quarter-Final 1 11:55 AM 1st Waiheke 2nd Rangitoto
Quarter-Final 2 12:20 PM 2nd Waiheke 1st Rangitoto
Quarter-Final 3 1:05 PM 1st Hunua 2nd Piha
Quarter-Final 4 1:30 PM 2nd Hunua 1st Piha
Women’s Game 2 1:55 PM New Zealand Australia
Semi-Final 1 2:40 PM Winner QF1 Winner QF2
Semi-Final 2 3:05 PM Winner QF3 Winner QF4
Women’s Game 3 3:50 PM New Zealand Australia
Final 4:40 PM Winner SF1 Winner SF2

Auckland Nines Articles

How can the NRL add value without more games?

How can the NRL add value without more games?

by , 27 Feb 2016

I didn’t realise just how congested the pre-season was until this season.

Statistically your side has bugger all chance in 2016

Statistically your side has bugger all chance in 2016

by , 11 Feb 2016

It’s hard to believe but the 2016 season is less than a month away. Soon we’ll be seeing footballers on TV doing what they’re meant to do: playing football.

The Auckland Nines must be rescheduled

The Auckland Nines must be rescheduled

by , 11 Feb 2016

The Auckland Nines has sparked debate again in 2016, with numerous first grade regulars sustaining injuries during this year’s tournament.

Green looks gold for Storm but Eels clinch first silverware of 2016

Green looks gold for Storm but Eels clinch first silverware of 2016

by , 10 Feb 2016

A number of rookies pressed the excitement accelerator in the weekend’s NRL Auckland Nines, but it was a seasoned professional who made me sit up and take notice as we hurtle towards the 2016 premiership kickoff.

“Traditionalist” Smith prefers All Stars to Nines

by , 10 Feb 2016

If given the choice, Cameron Smith says he would opt for the All Stars to take precedence over the NRL Auckland Nines in a reshuffled pre-season.

Manly count the cost of Nines

by , 7 Feb 2016

Manly coach Trent Barrett is counting the high cost of his side’s injury-plagued NRL Auckland Nines campaign.

HIGHLIGHTS: Eels take out NRL Auckland Nines

by , 7 Feb 2016

Parramatta have spoiled the Warriors’ party to take out the Auckland Nines but have put their champagne on ice as they focus on breaking their NRL top-eight drought.

Kiwis beat Jillaroos to win Nines title

by , 7 Feb 2016

New Zealand have scored a second successive women’s Nines series victory over Australia after claiming a 21-7 win in the decider on Sunday.

Buhrer out for six weeks

by , 7 Feb 2016

Jamie Buhrer has suffered yet another injury blow with the Manly utility set to miss the start of the NRL season with a broken jaw.

NRL Auckland Nines highlights: Eels triumphant in 2016 tournament

NRL Auckland Nines highlights: Eels triumphant in 2016 tournament

by , 7 Feb 2016 Popular article!

Tournament Results: The Parramatta Eels have claimed the 2016 Auckland Nines, with a crushing 18 point victory over the New Zealand Warriors in the final, at a packed Eden Park.


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