Warriors fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has been ruled out of Saturday's Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars game with a calf strain.
Despite falling short of his ultimate goal at the Auckland Nines, Warriors skipper Shaun Johnson said the two-day tournament was exactly what he needed.
Dragons, England and World All Stars playmaker Gareth Widdop can't wait to begin working under World All Stars and new England coach Wayne Bennett.
Semi-finalists Parramatta, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and the Warriors supplied all nine members of the official Auckland Nines Team of the Tournament.
Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell has vowed to change his running style after yet another kneeing incident at the NRL Auckland Nines.
North Queensland speedster Gideon Gela-Mosby has been told he will be left out of the side's World Club Challenge squad.
Parramatta coach Brad Arthur has played down the hype surrounding young fullback Bevan French after his starring performance at the NRL Auckland Nines.
Disappointed Jillaroos captain Steph Hancock on the state of the women's game, the progress being made off the field and making a ball girl's day.
There were more than 180 tries scored over the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines weekend and NRL.com has selected their Top 10 of the tournament.
The key discussion points to come from the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, where the Eels downed the tournament favourites the Warriors in the final.