Raiders centre Joey Leilua has withdrawn from the World All Stars side for Friday night's clash against the Indigenous All Stars in Newcastle.
What have we learned from the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, won by the Roosters against a young Panthers outfit in the final?
Warriors prop Sam Lisone admitted he is unsure of what to expect when he runs out onto Hunter Stadium on Friday night.
Waqa Blake's star turn for the Panthers at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines has turned up the heat on Kiwi internationals Dean Whare and Peta Hiku.
When Storm coach Craig Bellamy called Linc Port to offer the Cairns flyer a nine-week stint in Melbourne, he had to turn him down.
Kangaroos star Greg Inglis believes most of his Test team-mates are supportive of the Australian side adopting the Indigenous All Stars dance.
Connor Watson was crowned the Auckland Nines MVP and is now set to play a pivotal role for the Sydney Roosters in the upcoming NRL season.
After a poor 2016, the Roosters have kicked off the new season in the best possible fashion, something coach Trent Robinson hopes continues in the NRL season.
Nine players were selected in the official team of the tournament for the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, including MVP Connor Watson.
Young guns rise to the occasion, injuries hinder tournament stars, and the Jillaroos create history. The key points of discussion to come from the Nines.