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Members of the Australian touch football team with Brad Fittler.

The NRL Rookie reaches its halfway point and now it is the time for each competitor to step their game up to the next level.

This is clear when the boys jet-set over the Tasman to New Zealand, where they will play the Warriors Under 20s Academy team in a nine-a-side fixture - showcasing some brilliant attacking footy.

The Captain's challenge proves to be the most difficult yet with only a handful of players crossing the finish line and the big question is whether Lou can make it four in a row?

A controversial decision in The Cut has Freddy questioning some of the rookies' honesty and he throws a curveball of his own.

At this stage of the competition the smallest flaws will be exposed and only the most consistent of the bunch will edge their way closer to the ultimate prize – to be a part of an NRL Team and claim the title of The NRL Rookie.

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Each episode will air five times during the week on free to air television across the Nine Network:

• PREMIERE – Tuesday – GO! 7.30PM (SYD/MEL/BRIS)

• ENCORE 1 - Wednesday - CH9 10.30PM (SYD/BRIS) 

• ENCORE 2 - Saturday - CH9 1PM (BRIS)

• ENCORE 3 - Sunday - CH9 2.30PM (SYD) 

• ENCORE 4 - Monday - GO! 11.30PM (SYD/MEL/BRIS/ADE/PER)

Please note: these time may vary from week to week so be sure to check your local guides.  

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