Wests Tigers have announced an 18-man squad for next month's 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines tournament in New Zealand.
The Gold Coast Titans' hopes of replicating last year's semi-final appearance at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines have suffered a further blow.
The Sea Eagles have named their team for the NRL Downer Auckland Nines with eight players set to make their debut for the club at Eden Park.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said club legends have inspired younger players in past Nines tournaments, and expects Ruben Wiki to have the same impact.
More than eight years after retiring, Warriors legend Ruben Wiki will return at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park on February 4 and 5.
Johnathan Thurston won't necessarily have a 'C' beside his name when he lines up for the Cowboys at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines in February.
With the 2017 Downer Auckland Nines now less than a month away, NRL.com looks at the players – both young and old – they hope will feature at Eden Park.
The 16 NRL clubs have revealed their new jerseys for the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines tournament at the competition's launch on Wednesday.
We take a look at how each of the four pools are shaping up ahead of the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Superstar Jarryd Hayne will spearhead Gold Coast's assault on the NRL Downer Auckland Nines, providing he gets through pre-season training fully fit.