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  • 2018 9's canned

    At least we'll hold the title for another year .....

    The NRL, ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development) and Duco Events today confirmed that the NRL Nines Tournament will be suspended next year to ease the workload of players following the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

    NRL Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Abdo said the Nines had been one of the game’s success stories over the last four years and had a long term future on the Rugby League calendar.

    But he said that with the Rugby League World Cup running until 2 December, it was not viable to ask elite players to back up for the Nines tournament in early 2018.
    The same applies for the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars game in the pre-season, which will also not be held in 2018 but will return in 2019.

    Mr Abdo said there was every chance the NRL Nines would be held in Australia when it returns to the Rugby League calendar and the NRL would seek expressions of interest from cities interested in hosting the event.
    He said that Auckland had been a fantastic host of the event and confirmed that there is a strong likelihood that the event will return to New Zealand in the future rotation.

    The NRL and Duco Events acknowledged the important role that ATEED had played in the establishment and ongoing success of the event, along with major sponsor Downer and other event partners.


  • #2
    Not that I care either way but it was a good vehicle for the younger players to get some big tournament experience, What big name players did we send last year Aubo, Toops and Guerra. Manu and Mitchell were still very raw so couldn't really call them elite at the time and the rest were fringe players. With that young team we still won.

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    • #3
      Good. We get to keep the trophy longer.

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      • #4
        Bugger....its my favourite watch of the season.


        I]SBW at the beach .[/I]

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        • #5
          Play our trials at Gosford rather than key season games against premiers
          "This has been the case against the Roosters for decades" - TR, Roosters 2-11 Penalty Count V Manly 28/03/2014

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          • #6
            I cant say that I will miss it.
            "Originally posted by Elwuss dumb carnt Rooster"
            So while most of us were getting excited about the start of the season our resident Junkie Jim the Jailbird, the guy who would like to break into your house and steal your tv and toaster, Mickey Lane is at it again. Here is his latest beauty.
            ​"Do you want white or wholemeal toast?"
            I tell you guys this is one sick son of a bitch;

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            • #7
              no 9s and no 20s next year. i am keen to see how they will play the reggies before the games. Drongos have 3 feeder teams.
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              • #8
                Yeah cause they tip the warriors or the cowboys to win every year, when they don't they throw their toys outta the cot.

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