Outspoken Penrith five-eighth Jamie Soward has ruled himself out of the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines and said he won't challenge for the club captaincy.
Some of the NRL's biggest stars are pleading for selection in their respective teams for the second edition of the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines.
The 16 NRL clubs today launched their jerseys for the 2015 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines tournament, which kicks off next month.
A Shot Clock is one of a number of new innovations announced for the 2015 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines.
The Parramatta Eels have taken to social media to reveal their special Auckland Nines jersey, one piece at a time.
Reigning Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines champions, the North Queensland Cowboys will take on some of the game's top teams in this year's competition.
The Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines, which played to sellout crowds earlier this year, will return in 2015.
As Brad Fittler stole the show on day one of the Auckland Nines, will Anthony Minichiello be the next retired Roosters legend to take part in 2015?
Stars aren't everything, defence still rules, forwards are crucial and teams need to practice their drop-kicks.
There are four North Queensland Cowboys in the official nine-man team of the Auckland Nines - a team that tellingly includes five forwards and just four backs.