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The Dyldam Parramatta Eels and 15 other NRL clubs have been welcomed to Auckland in front of thousands of supporters leading into the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines.

This Saturday and Sunday, the clubs will compete in the first pre-season Nines event, competing for more than $2 million prize money and the title of winning the inaugural trophy!

Auckland held a civic reception for all the players and coaches, including a welcome haka, hiphop dancers and all 16 club captains on stage answering fan questions.

Watch the video above - and below is how to follow along with out Nines games this weekend:

Saturday, February 15:
Game 3 vs Sydney Roosters 1.25pm (11.25am AEDT)
Game 12 vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 5.35pm (3.35pm AEDT)

Sunday, February 16:
Game 20 vs Brisbane Broncos 1.15pm (11.15 AEDT)

All games will also be broadcast on Fox Sports in Australia, and Sky Sports in New Zealand.

We’ll be providing video updates, match reports and highlights throughout the day, and you cankeep up with our live updates on our Twitter page here !

Can't watch Foxtel to see the games? You can watch on your smartphone with the new NRL 2014 app! Click here for details on how you can watch the games live this weekend!

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