Your guide to the Auckland Nines

The fourth installment of the NRL Auckland Nines is less than 24 hours away!

As you get ready to find your spot on the couch for the weekend, here is a guide to ensure you don’t miss a second of the action.
 

Match Details:

Saturday, February 4
Game 1: 12.15pm Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos
Game 2: 4.10pm Melbourne Storm

Sunday, February 5
Game 3: 10.40am Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights
Finals to be played Sunday afternoon – times TBC
 

How you can watch: All games will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports 2

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What we’ve said:

“The Nines is a bigger stepping stone for everyone, especially the younger boys who get to wear the purple jersey for the first time” – Young Tonumaipea

"There's a few spots up for grabs so it'll be good for the boys to put their hands up and get the first go at it" – Kenny Bromwich

“Obviously you can’t plan too much for Nines because it is so fast and hectic, chaotic is probably a good word for it. There is going to be a fair bit happening in and around the games so it is my job to make sure they are as calm as possible” – Jason Ryles

Our squad:
1. Young Tonumaipea ©, 2. Josh Addo-Carr, 3. Curtis Scott, 4. Cheyse Blair, 5. Linc Port, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Brodie Croft, 8. Mark Nicholls, 9. Slade Griffin, 10. Tim Glasby, 11. Joe Stimson, 12. Felise Kaufusi, 13. Kenny Bromwich ©, 14. Scott Drinkwater, 15. Ryley Jacks, 16. Jake Turpin, 17. Dean Britt, 18. Vincent Leuluai, 19. Charlie Galo (19th man)
 

Our opponents:
Newcastle Knights
Jamie Buhrer (c), Peter Mata’utia, Ken Sio, Brendan Elliot, Nathan Ross, Cory Denniss, Brock Lamb, Jaelen Feeney, Daniel Saifiti, Danny Levi, Jacob Saifiti, Mitch Barnett, Luke Yates, Tyler Randell, Jack Stockwell, Sam Stone, Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Nick Meaney, Sione Mata’utia (Emergency Player)

Wests Tigers
Elijah Taylor (c), Josh Aloiai, Luke Brooks, Michael Chee Kam, Joel Edwards, Matt Eisenhuth, JJ Felise, Watson Heleta, Justin Hunt, Jack Littlejohn, Esan Marsters, Matt McIlwrick, Kevin Naiqama, Jordan Rankin, Ava Seumanufagai, Bayley Sironen, Sauaso Sue

Brisbane Broncos
Lachlan Barr, Adam Blair, Darius Boyd, Gerome Burns, Mitch Cronin, Matt Gillett, Jordan Kahu, Sam Lavea, Matiu Love-Henry, Benji Marshall, Andrew McCullough, Anthony Milford, Francis Molo, Corey Oates, Jonus Pearson, James Roberts, Gehamat Shibasaki, Jaydn Su'A