NRL Auckland Nines

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NRL Auckland Nines
Current season or competition:
2014 NRL Auckland Nines
NRL Auckland Nines logo.png
Sport Rugby league football
Instituted 2014
Inaugural season 2014
Number of teams 16
Country Australia Australia
New Zealand New Zealand
Current Champions North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys (2014)
Broadcast partner Australia Fox Sports
New Zealand Sky Sports

The NRL Auckland Nines (known as the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines due to sponsorship by Dick Smith[1]) is a rugby league nines competition first held by the National Rugby League at Auckland's Eden Park between 15-16 February 2014.[2] The 2014 event was the first of five to be held at Eden Park.[3]

All sixteen NRL clubs competed. Each squad included at least 12 of their top 25 players in their squad, and at least one marquee player. The winner of the tournament received A$500,000 with a total prize pool of A$2,250,000.[3]

Results[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner Up
2014 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 16 – 7 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dick Smith to sponsor Auckland Nines nrl.com, 30 September 2013
  2. ^ NRL Auckland Nines Tournament launched nrl.com, 4 September 2013
  3. ^ a b Auckland set for five years of NRL Nines nzherald.co.nz, 4 September 2013