In a fast and furious day of the Downer Auckland Nines, a huge 99 tries – the biggest opening day total so far, saw some incredible skill and memorable moments.
You would've been deemed crazy if you said that the Sharks, Sea Eagles and Storm would be the only three teams unbeaten after Day One of the Auckland Nines.
Melbourne, Manly and Cronulla will be the only unbeaten teams heading into tomorrow's day two of the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
The Titans earned their first win of the Auckland Nines weekend with a powerful 26-15 victory over Canberra, sparked by powerhouse prop Agnatius Paasi.
Re-live all the end-to-end action in a jam-packed day of footy in the first half of the 2016 Downer NRL Auckalnd Nines tournament.
Manly were the hardest team hit on the first day of the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, but there were few serious injuries to report.
Cronulla all but booked their passage into the Auckland Nines quarter finals with a 17-8 win over the Dragons.
Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett's first Downer NRL Auckland Nines campaign is in a state of emergency, with Manly losing two players for the tournament.
The Bulldogs bounced back from a heavy defeat to the Warriors to keep their Downer NRL Auckland Nines alive by beating the Broncos 15-13.
Matt Parcell has claimed his second match-winning try in as many games in Manly colours, swooping on a grubber to give his side victory over the Warriors.