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The Auckland Nines were last played in 2017. They were due to return in 2019, but have since been thrown on the scrapheap by the NRL.
Between 2014 and 2017, the Auckland Nines competition saw each team play nine-a-side games against three others in their pool with nine-minute halves, before the best performers progress to finals.
Here is how you could have live streamed the tournament online and watched it on TV.
There’s a number of different ways available to watch the entire Auckland Nines tournament whether you’re looking to do so through an Auckland Nines live stream or on TV.
One way to live stream the Auckland Nines is to use the Foxtel Play or Foxtel Go apps which allow viewers to stream Foxtel channels.
Foxtel Go can be used for free if you already have an existing Foxtel service. Foxtel Play is a better choice for those who are only looking to access live-streaming services without having a traditional installation.
Foxtel Play costs a minimum of $25 per month, but is at least $50 per month when including the ‘Sports’ package. However, a two-week free trial is available for new customers.
The Auckland Nines will be televised live on Foxtel on Fox Sports 1, meaning you can watch the whole thing live on Foxtel Go or Foxtel Play.
The other choice for live streaming the Auckland Nines will be to use the NRL Digital Pass.
The Digital Pass allows you to stream every match of the NRL season live to a variety of devices, including the Auckland Nines, and is available for $2.99 for the week or $89.99 for an annual pass.
There is a one-week free trial available for new customers.
The Auckland Nines will be broadcast live through Foxtel on Fox Sports 1.
On Saturday the coverage begins at 10:00am AEDT and will conclude at 6:00pm AEDT. Then on Sunday the coverage begins at 8:30am AEDT and again concludes at 6:00pm AEDT.