Penrith's Auckland Nines skipper Kevin Kingston says the unknown youngsters in the Panthers squad could well make a name for themselves over the Nines weekend.
Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson says he can't think of any reason why an NRL player wouldn't want to suit up for the Auckland Nines.
Penrith recruit Tupou Sopoaga is ready to grab his opportune selection at the Auckland Nines with both hands.
Rugby league fans have the chance to meet players from all 16 clubs at a massive fan day in Auckland on Friday.
All 16 squads for the 2015 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines this weekend.
Everyone knows Shaun Johnson is capable of carrying the Warriors to the NRL Auckland Nines title, it's just that his coach would rather he didn't have to.
Titans teammate Dave Taylor believes it is Kane Elgey's defence that proves he is ready for a shot in the NRL.
After getting his first chance to take on some of the best in the NRL at the Auckland Nines, Newcastle fullback Nathan Ross is chasing a first-grade call-up.
Lachlan Burr's hunger to secure an NRL spot makes the Titans' back row rotation the most contentious position at the club.
By the time the Auckland Nines draws to a close on Sunday, these kids could be among the most talked about talents in the game.