The inaugural Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines will see the 16 NRL clubs competing for $2.6 million in prize money in a two-day blockbuster over February 15 and 16. While the individual 15-man squads are unknown at this stage, each club is committed to fielding 12 players from their top 25 squad, including at least one of their five highest-paid players.
So who is the one Storm player most likely to shine at the tournament? Have your say below.
Billy Slater - One of the greatest ever fullbacks, Slater won't be any easier to stop in Nines footy than he is in 13-a-side.
Cameron Smith - With Nines expected to be frenetic, the man who is possibly the best we've ever seen at controlling the pace of a game will have a vital role to play.
Cooper Cronk - One of the most precise kicking games in the NRL, Cronk will benefit from greater empty paddock space.
Ryan Hoffman - Enjoyed a renaissance in 2013 – having a strong defender who can run dangerous lines and score tries will be key to the Storm's hopes.
Will Chambers - One of the form centres of 2013, at his best one of the most dangerous ball runners in the NRL.
Sisa Waqa - The fleet-footed winger will enjoy quality service from his inside men and can be expected to finish off plenty of tries.
Tohu Harris - One of the breakout stars of 2013 and another rangy forward whose combination of strength and speed will make him a handful on the edges.