New signing and former Bronco Matt Parcell chased down a grubber to score the match-winner in Manly's 11-8 win over Brisbane at the Auckland Nines.
They started slowly but the home town favourites turned on the style to thump the Bulldogs 34-8 at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Penrith made the perfect start to the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines campaign with a 23-7 win over the Wests Tigers.
Reigning NRL premiers North Queensland lived up to the hype to thrash the Newcastle Knights in their opening game of the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
They didn't have their 'Big Three' but it didn't matter for the Melbourne Storm as they defeated Parramatta 14-4 at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
A last-minute drop-goal conversion from Damien Cook handed reigning champions South Sydney victory in the opening game of the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
In a backline loaded with established names it's a relatively unknown 20-year-old who Parramatta players believe will spark their side at the Auckland Nines.
Missing out on being part of last year's victorious effort is driving the majority of the Rabbitohs to taste success again at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Wests Tigers Nines skipper Chris Lawrence says the club's young cubs will have the chance to push for an NRL berth with impressive performances at the Nines.
St George Illawarra's Nines captain Josh Dugan is proud of how far he's come from his troubled younger days to now lead the Dragons at the Auckland Nines.