The Downer NRL Auckland Nines gave NRL Fantasy coaches their first chance to see players in competitive action this year. Which players caught the eye?
Semi-finalists Parramatta, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and the Warriors supplied all nine members of the official Auckland Nines Team of the Tournament.
Disappointed Jillaroos captain Steph Hancock on the state of the women's game, the progress being made off the field and making a ball girl's day.
There were more than 180 tries scored over the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines weekend and NRL.com has selected their Top 10 of the tournament.
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 Parramatta Eels have taken out the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, defeating the home town favourites the Warriors in the final.
Most clubs will be pleased with the few serious injuries suffered at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines – that's of course if your name isn't Trent Barrett.
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.
Tries to Bevan Fench and Semi Radradra were enough for the Eels to down the Storm on their way to the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines grand final.
A powerful second half saw Gold Coast progress to the semi-finals as the Sea Eagles finally succumbed to their heavy injury toll.