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

NRL-NinesThe 2017 NRL Auckland Nines – part of the NRL pre-season – was won by the Sydney Roosters, defeating the Penrith Panthers in the final.

Seven talking points from the 2017 Auckland Nines

All 16 National Rugby League teams 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 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 Sports 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

Last updated: 28 February, 2017

Auckland Nines Articles

Are NRL trials a thing of the past?

Are NRL trials a thing of the past?

by , 20 Feb 2017

The NRL preseason has become increasingly packed, now featuring a variety of novelty events ranging from the Auckland Nines and All Stars to the World Club Series. This is putting unnecessary strain on the players, risking injury before a ball has been kicked.

Roosters prove star power doesn’t matter at Nines

Roosters prove star power doesn’t matter at Nines

by , 6 Feb 2017

They came into the tournament without three of the starting four of their spine, but the Roosters proved that you don’t need the best to take out the Auckland Nines.

Roosters coach Robinson guarantees an NRL spot for Auckland Nines star

Roosters coach Robinson guarantees an NRL spot for Auckland Nines star

by , 6 Feb 2017

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has guaranteed Auckland Nines hero Connor Watson a role in his top 17 for the upcoming NRL season.

Thurston demands Auckland Nines move

Thurston demands Auckland Nines move

by , 5 Feb 2017

Auckland Nines ambassadors Johnathan Thurston and Shaun Johnson have called for the NRL pre-season tournament to be moved away from New Zealand, possibly as far as Asia, due to a dip in crowds.

Bring the Nines to Australia: Seven talking points from the Auckland Nines

Bring the Nines to Australia: Seven talking points from the Auckland Nines

by , 5 Feb 2017

Unfortunately, it looks like interest for the Nines concept is starting to wane in Auckland, with plenty of empty seats on both days of the competition, something we haven’t previously seen.

Sydney Roosters win 2017 Auckland Nines – Full tournament results, player and team of the tournament

Sydney Roosters win 2017 Auckland Nines – Full tournament results, player and team of the tournament

by , 5 Feb 2017

The Auckland Nines have their fourth champion in four years, with the Sydney Roosters surprising everyone to make and win the final against fellow surprise packets the Penrith Panthers in a thriller, ten points to eight.

Auckland Nines final Highlights: Penrith Panthers vs Sydney Roosters scores, blog

Auckland Nines final Highlights: Penrith Panthers vs Sydney Roosters scores, blog

by , 5 Feb 2017

Match result: The Auckland Nines have their fourth champion in four years, with the Sydney Roosters surprising everyone to make and win the final against fellow surprise packets the Penrith Panthers in a thriller, ten points to eight.

Knee injury rules Jarryd Hayne out of Auckland Nines Day 2

Knee injury rules Jarryd Hayne out of Auckland Nines Day 2

by , 5 Feb 2017

Jarryd Hayne was ruled out of the second day of the Auckland Nines tournament due to a knee injury, and won’t play in the Titans’ finals campaign on Sunday afternoon.

Auckland Nines Day 1 wrap, results, video highlights

Auckland Nines Day 1 wrap, results, video highlights

by , 4 Feb 2017 Video

Six teams are undefeated after the first day of the Auckland Nines, with all three Queensland sides – the Broncos, Cowboys and Titans – as well as Panthers, Sea Eagles and Eels tasting nothing but victory.

Auckland Nines live stream: How to watch on TV and stream online

Auckland Nines live stream: How to watch on TV and stream online

by , 4 Feb 2017 Popular article!

The NRL’s premier pre-season tournament is upon us again, with February 4 and 5 seeing the Auckland Nines return to Eden Park. This guide will let you know how to watch all the action from Auckland.


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