Last year's finalists the Sharks will have to contended with a host of exciting young talent from the Dragons, Titans and Raiders in their Auckland Nines pool.
This is one of the most star-studded pools in the 2016 Auckland Nines, featuring the local heroes, the beaten NRL grand finalists and two big-name Sydney clubs.
The NRL premiers and inaugural Auckland Nines champions go up agianst three clubs packed with young talent and desperate for some success.
This shapes up to be the most entertaining pool of the tournament's initial stages, including three of last season's four semi-finalists at the Nines.
The four pools of the 2016 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines have been revealed, with local favourites the Warriors to face Brisbane, Manly and the Bulldogs.
See the official club jerseys for the 2016 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines.
Some of the biggest names in the NRL are set to return to rugby league in the 2016 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines. Tickets are now on sale!
The 2016 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines will be staged on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February at Eden Park.
Storm fullback Billy Slater has provided the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines an unexpected boost, signalling to organisers his intention to play next year.
He was struggling to walk after a frenetic Auckland Nines final, but Cronulla Sharks veteran Chris Heighington still found time to praise his team's young guns.