While the Nines format is different to a standard Telstra Premiership fixture, there's still plenty to learn from the stats from the 2016 Auckland Nines.
After a few too many big meals in the USA in the off-season, new Warriors hooker Issac Luke has shed six kilograms ahead of the club's first trial match.
Issac Luke will line up for the Warriors for the first time in their trial game against the Gold Coast Titans this weekend.
A late call-up to the World All Stars squad will enable Ryan Hoffman to share in a unique piece of history involving his father Jay and coach Wayne Bennett.
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.
Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell has vowed to change his running style after yet another kneeing incident at the NRL Auckland Nines.
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.
The Parramatta Eels have taken out the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, defeating the home town favourites the Warriors in the final.
The raucous Eden Park crowd have helped the Warriors through to their first Nines final, after they accounted for a surprising Titans side in the semi-final.