Moving interstate for any teenager is tough but 19-year-old Curtis Scott is balancing a change of scenery with a bright NRL career ahead of him.
The Auckland Nines wasn't just about the on-field action, with NRL sides visiting local clubs, bringing the community together in the process.
Josh Addo-Carr is doing everything he can to become another Storm superstar and the early signs are that he made the right decision to move to Melbourne.
When Storm coach Craig Bellamy called Linc Port to offer the Cairns flyer a nine-week stint in Melbourne, he had to turn him down.
The Roosters have booked an Auckland Nines final with the Panthers after the Tricolours crossed for a try in the dying stages to down the Storm.
A youthful Melbourne side – minus Cameron Munster – have scored the biggest upset of the Nines tournament, downing the Cowboys in the quarter finals.
Melbourne have progressed to the quarter-finals, finishing second in Rangitoto, following a 20-10 victory over Newcastle on day two.
A day to remember for Jordan Kahu, a foot race between Josh Addo-Carr and James Roberts and a learning experience for Brock Lamb were the major talking points.
The Cowboys confirmed themselves as tournament favourites with a pair of commanding victories, while the New Zealand Warriors crashed out of the tournament.
Who can still make the quarter-finals and who is already out of contention after day one of the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines?