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Nines to test Johnson's mental toughness

Nines to test Johnson's mental toughness

Warriors captain Shaun Johnson's return from a broken ankle at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines has been designed for him to buck any mental concerns.

Fri 05 Feb 2016, 10:30AMBy Jack Brady, National Correspondent

First Warriors audition for Hingano

First Warriors audition for Hingano

He is earmarked as the long-term partner to Shaun Johnson in the Warriors halves, and Ata Hingano can't wait to play alongside him at the Auckland Nines.

Fri 05 Feb 2016, 9:00AMCorey Rosser, New Zealand Correspondent

Roosters' Henderson comes full circle

Roosters' Henderson comes full circle

At 32 years of age veteran Roosters hooker Ian Henderson will make his Nines debut this weekend, a whole 13 seasons after making his NRL debut at the club.

Fri 05 Feb 2016, 8:00AMBy Jack Brady, National Correspondent

Surprise call-up sends Panthers' Matagi home

Surprise call-up sends Panthers' Matagi home

An unexpected injury has handed new Penrith recruit Suaia Matagi the chance to not only head home to Auckland but to play his fist minutes in Penrith colours.

Fri 05 Feb 2016, 7:30AMBy Chris Kennedy, National Correspondent

Te Maire Martin's Nines balancing act

Te Maire Martin's Nines balancing act

His ball-playing ability will be on show this weekend but Panthers young gun Te Maire Martin says his focus will be on defence at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.

Fri 05 Feb 2016, 7:21AMBy Jack Brady, National Correspondent

NRL.com's Auckland Nines predictions

NRL.com's Auckland Nines predictions

The writers at NRL.com make their predictions ahead of the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines. Which teams and players should you be keeping an eye out for?

Fri 05 Feb 2016, 7:00AMStaff writers

2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines Official Squads

2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines Official Squads

The official team lists for all teams competing in the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, including the Kiwi Ferns and Australian Jillaroos.

Wed 03 Feb 2016, 4:45PMNRL.com

Captain Thaiday passes Broncos baton

Captain Thaiday passes Broncos baton

Wayne Bennett has been tight lipped on who the next skipper will be since the retirement of Justin Hodges, but Sam Thaiday is happy to fill the breach at Nines.

Wed 03 Feb 2016, 12:00PMEden Richards, Queensland Correspondent

9 stars who made their name in the Nines

9 stars who made their name in the Nines

The 2016 Auckland Nines may only be the third edition of the pre-season tournament but the competition has already unearthed its fair share of breakout stars.

Wed 03 Feb 2016, 7:00AMBy Dominic Brock, Production Editor

Green confident in Storm Nines side

Green confident in Storm Nines side

Blake Green will lead a mixture of young players and experienced campaigners when he takes the reigns as captain of the Storm at the Downer Auckland Nines.

Tue 02 Feb 2016, 2:45PMBy Stephen Marson, Melbourne Correspondent