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.
A full wrap of the injury news to come from the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
The 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines produced some some remarkable rugby league moments. Re-live the best tries from the two-day tournament at Eden Park.
The Sydney Roosters have prevailed over the Penrith Panthers in a tense Auckland Nines final to be crowned champions of the annual tournament at Eden Park.
The Australian Jillaroos capped off a highly successful Auckland Nines series with a comfortable victory in Game Three to finish the weekend undefeated.