New Zealand Warriors coach Andrew McFadden believes Kiwi playmaker Shaun Johnson will fill the void left by NRL's departed stars in 2015.
South Sydney's Auckland Nines captain Issac Luke has called for every NRL club to pick a former great for the season opener in future.
The Auckland Nines is set to kick-off the 2015 NRL season and you can watch EVERY game LIVE on your compatible smartphone, tablet or laptop.
All 16 teams are in Auckland for the start of the 2015 NRL season and by the looks of their social media accounts, they are having a good time.
Almost 300 players and 16 coaches descended upon Aotea Square on Friday, preparing themselves for the colourful carnival that is the NRL Auckland Nines.
Jillaroos excited at prospect of running out in front of a packed Eden Park with live television coverage on Sky Sports in New Zealand.
We have the 2015 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines covered from every angle this weekend, with live streaming, match highlights and plenty more.
Dragons halfback and Auckland Nines captain Benji Marshall says he wishes an 18-year-old version of himself was around to explode at this year's Auckland Nines.
There is another Eels youngster set to be catapulted into the NRL stratosphere at the NRL Auckland Nines.
Kiwi Ferns coach will give his players free reign come kick-off against the Jillaroos on one of the biggest weekends in the history of women’s rugby league.