The key discussion points to come from the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, where the Eels downed the tournament favourites the Warriors in the final.
The raucous Eden Park crowd have helped the Warriors through to their first Nines final, after they accounted for a surprising Titans side in the semi-final.
A powerful second half saw Gold Coast progress to the semi-finals as the Sea Eagles finally succumbed to their heavy injury toll.
Gold Coast showed plenty of promise in attack as they accounted for the Dragons, qualifying for the knock-out stage while leaving the Red V without a win.
The Titans earned their first win of the Auckland Nines weekend with a powerful 26-15 victory over Canberra, sparked by powerhouse prop Agnatius Paasi.
The Cronulla Sharks finished strongly to edge off the Gold Coast Titans 23-12 at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Shannon Walker will make his first appearance in a Titans NRL jersey since July 23, 2010 when he takes to Eden Park at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
The Downer NRL Auckland Nines will give fans their first chance to see star signings in action at their new clubs. Will they make an immediate impact?
Improving the player roster is new Titans chief operating officer Brian Canavan's immediate priority and he insists that the club will be "very, very active".
Former Broncos teammates Ashley Taylor and Jayden Nikorima left to seek NRL opportunities elsewhere and now both appear in line to debut for their new clubs.