The Dyldam Parramatta Eels will return to the 2017 Downer Auckland Nines at Eden Park with the fourth edition of the spectacular weekend confirmed for Saturday February 4 and Sunday February 5, 2017!
A host of NRL stars - 49 Kangaroos; 46 Kiwis; 46 State of Origin; 16 Fijians; 6 English; 28 Samoans; and 23 Tongan reps - have graced the NRL Nines over its first three years, and that parade is set to continue in 2017.
The two-day tournament kicks off the Blue and Gold pre-season schedule, with Members and fans given the opportunity to see the tournament winners for the first time in action in 2017!
Tickets for the 2017 Downer NRL Nines are on sale from Thursday, October 6 through Ticketek. Click through for more info and to stay up to date with all the latest news from around the Auckland Nines!
2017 DOWNER NRL AUCKLAND NINES
Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 February, 2017
• All 16 NRL clubs together in Auckland
• Featuring 288+ star players
• To date: 49 Kangaroos; 46 Kiwis players; 46 State of Origin; 16 Fijian; 6 English; 28 Samoan; 23 Tongan reps have appeared at the NRL Auckland Nines
• 31 action packed games
• More speed! More tries! More fun!
• 9 players per team, 9 minute halves
• NZ $2.6 million dollars + in prize money
• Over 80,000 fans expected over 2 days