2014 NRL Auckland Nines

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2014 NRL Auckland Nines
Tournament information
Location Eden Park
Dates 15 February–16 February
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions North Queensland Cowboys (1 title)
Runner-up Brisbane Broncos
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Points scored 895 (28.87 per match)
Tries scored 177 (5.71 per match)
Attendance 89,000
MVP Shaun Johnson
Top scorer(s) Shaun Johnson (40)
Top try scorer(s) Kyle Feldt (5)
Semi Radradra (5)
2015 →

The 2014 NRL Auckland Nines (known as the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines due to sponsorship) was the first NRL Auckland Nines tournament, contested between all sixteen teams of the National Rugby League. The draw was released on 30 October 2014.[1] It was a two-day, nine-a-side, knockout tournament held at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. All sixteen NRL clubs and 256 players competed over the one weekend (February 15 – February 16) with AUD$2.25 million prize money split between the teams. The North Queensland Cowboys won the tournament defeating the Brisbane Broncos 16 – 7.

Tournament Games[edit]

Yellow pool[edit]

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
New Zealand Warriors 3 3 0 0 80 41 +39 6
North Queensland Cowboys 3 1 0 2 55 45 +10 2
Canberra Raiders 3 1 0 2 32 53 -21 2
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 3 1 0 2 25 53 -28 2
2:50pm, 15 February
Manly Sea Eagles Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg 17 – 8 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
Blair (5), Williams (4), Hiku (4), Cherry-Evans (4) Report Feldt (4), Rona (4)
6:10pm, 15 February
New Zealand Warriors New Zealand colours.svg 27 – 4 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Sea Eagles
Johnson (11), Kata (4), Peyroux (4), Fusitua (4), Lolohea (4) Report Hasson (4)
6:35pm, 15 February
Canberra Raiders Canberra colours.svg 0 – 24 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
Report Cooper (5), Bowen (5), Thompson (4), Linnett (4), Feldt (4), Lui (2)
1:45pm, 16 February
New Zealand Warriors New Zealand colours.svg 28 – 23 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
Johnson (11), Ikahihifo (9), Tuimavave (4), Laumape (4) Report Winterstein (8), Feldt (6), Santo (5), Linnett (4)
2:10pm, 16 February
Canberra Raiders Canberra colours.svg 18 – 4 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Sea Eagles
Robinson (8), Heffernan (4), Tupou (4), Ahearn (2) Report Satini (4)

Green pool[edit]

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Parramatta Eels 3 2 0 1 55 32 +23 4
Brisbane Broncos 3 2 0 1 42 32 +10 4
Sydney Roosters 3 1 0 2 29 41 -12 2
Canterbury Bulldogs 3 1 0 2 26 46 -21 2
5:10pm, 15 February
Sydney Roosters Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 14 – 7 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
Pearce (7), Fittler (5), Friend (2) Report Parker (5), Hunt (2)
5:35pm, 15 February
Parramatta Eels Parramatta colours.svg 23 – 6 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bulldogs
Toutai (5), Ma'u (4), Norman (4), Terepo (4), Radradra (4), Sandow (2) Report Perrett (4), Mbye (2)
12:50pm, 16 February
Sydney Roosters Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 4 – 16 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bulldogs
Rokolati (4) Report O'Hanlon (8), Jackson (4), Graham (4)
1:15pm, 16 February
Parramatta Eels Parramatta colours.svg 14 – 15 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
Norman (7), Radradra (5), Sandow (2) Report Nikorima (7), Hoffman (4), Hunt (4)

Blue pool[edit]

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Newcastle Knights 3 2 0 1 62 29 +33 4
Cronulla Sharks 3 2 0 1 60 47 +13 4
Gold Coast Titans 3 1 0 2 50 62 -12 2
Wests Tigers 3 1 0 2 28 62 -34 2
4:20pm, 15 February
Cronulla Sharks Cronulla colours.svg 15 – 21 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers
Tagataese (5), Feki (4), Leutele (4), Carney (2) Report Richards (8), Tedesco (5), Woods (4), Koroibete (4)
4:45pm, 15 February
Newcastle Knights Newcastle colours.svg 25 – 14 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
Leilua (12), Smith (5), Mullen (4), Mamo (4) Report Tighe (10), Gordon (2), Kelly (2)
12:00pm, 16 February
Cronulla Sharks Cronulla colours.svg 30 – 14 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
Holdsworth (6), Tagataese (4), Brown (4), Ayshford (4), Holmes (4), Leutele (4), Matt Prior (4) Report Minichiello (8), Kelly (6)
12:25pm, 16 February
Newcastle Knights Newcastle colours.svg 25 – 0 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers
Houston (5), Mamo (4), Roberts (4), Mason (4), Gagai (4), Mullen (4) Report

Red pool[edit]

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Penrith Panthers 3 2 0 1 53 37 +16 4
South Sydney Rabbitohs 3 2 0 1 53 38 +15 4
Melbourne Storm 3 1 0 2 39 40 -1 2
St. George Illawarra Dragons 3 1 0 2 26 56 -30 2
3:15pm, 15 February
Melbourne Storm Melbourne colours.svg 11 – 14 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers
Munster (7), Chambers (4) Report Nabuli (4), Mansour (4), Yeo (4), Moylan (2)
3:40pm, 15 February
South Sydney Rabbitohs South Sydney colours.svg 23 – 4 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons
Reddy (7), Johnston (4), McQueen (4), Tuqiri (4), Keary (4) Report Morris (4)
7:00pm, 15 February
Melbourne Storm Melbourne colours.svg 18 – 12 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs
Chambers (9), Fonua (5), Waqa (4) Report Merritt (4), Reddy (4), Champion (4)
7:25pm, 15 February
Penrith Panthers Penrith colours.svg 23 – 8 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons
Nabuli (9), Jennings (8), Soward (6) Report Morris (4), Nightingale (4)
2:35pm, 16 February
Melbourne Storm Melbourne colours.svg 10 – 14 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons
Garbutt (4), Fonua (4), Waqa (2) Report Morris (8), Dugan (6)
3:00pm, 16 February
Penrith Panthers Penrith colours.svg 16 – 18 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs
Kingston (4), Campbell-Gillard (4), Mansour (4), Moylan (2), Soward (2) Report Koroisau (6), McQueen (4), Te'o (4), Walker (4)

Finals[edit]

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                 
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 11
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 16
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 18
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 14
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 6
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 17
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 7
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 16
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 17
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 16
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 0
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 8
Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers 12
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 22
3:30pm, 16 February
Newcastle Knights Newcastle colours.svg 11 – 16 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
McKinnon (5), Mullen (4), Roberts (2) Report McCullough (4), Nikorima (4), Hoffman (4), Copley (4)
3:55pm, 16 February
Parramatta Eels Parramatta colours.svg 6 – 17 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks
Paulo (6) Report Stapleton (6), Holmes (5), Gardner (4), Holdsworth (2)
4:20pm, 16 February
New Zealand Warriors New Zealand colours.svg 17 – 16 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs
Johnson (7), Fisiiahi (4), Laumape (4), Tomkins (2) Report Walker (6), McQueen (4), Merritt (4), Koroisau (2)
4:45pm, 16 February
Penrith Panthers Penrith colours.svg 12 – 22 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
Nabuli (4), Jennings (4), Mansour (4) Report Feldt (10), Sims (4), Rona (4), Morgan (4)
5:45pm, 16 February
Brisbane Broncos Brisbane colours.svg 18 – 14 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks
McCullough (4), Barba (4), Hunt (4), Hoffman (4), Gillett (2) Report Feki (5), Wright (5), Holdsworth (4)
6:10pm, 16 February
New Zealand Warriors New Zealand colours.svg 0 – 8 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
Report Feldt (4), Bowen (4)
7:30pm, 16 February
Brisbane Broncos Brisbane colours.svg 7 – 16 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
Hunt (7) Report Rona (8), Winterstein (4), Lui (2), Morgan (2)

Players[edit]

Team of the Tournament[edit]

Player Club
Andrew McCullough Brisbane Broncos
Shaun Johnson New Zealand Warriors
James Tamou North Queensland Cowboys
Dylan Walker South Sydney Rabbitohs
Antonio Winterstein North Queensland Cowboys
Andrew Fifita Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Kane Linnett North Queensland Cowboys
Gavin Cooper North Queensland Cowboys
Suaia Matagi New Zealand Warriors

Brisbane Broncos[edit]

Player
Ben Barba
Josh Hoffman
Dale Copley
Alex Glenn
Stewart Mills
Kodi Nikorima
Ben Hunt
Martin Kennedy
Andrew McCullough
Sam Thaiday
Matt Gillett
Jordan Drew
Corey Parker (C)
David Stagg
Todd Lowrie
Jake Granville
Joe Ofahengaue

Canberra Raiders[edit]

Player
Jarrod Croker (C)
Reece Robinson
Mitch Cornish
Bill Tupou
Matt McIlwrick
Joel Edwards
Glen Buttriss
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
Jarrad Kennedy
Mark Nicholls
Jake Foster
Lagi Setu
Mitch Cronin
Luke Bateman
Jack Ahearn
Andrew Heffernan

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs[edit]

Player
Sam Perrett
Mitch Brown
Chase Stanley
Tyrone Phillips
Ed Murphy
Moses Mbye
Drury Low
Tim Browne
Michael Ennis (C)
Dale Finucane
Josh Jackson
Tony Williams
Pat O'Hanlon
Lachlan Burr
Corey Thompson
Lloyd Perrett
Jaline Graham

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks[edit]

Player
Nathan Gardner
Nathan Stapleton
Blake Ayshford
Jonathan Wright
Sosaia Feki
Todd Carney
Daniel Holdsworth
Andrew Fifita
Michael Lichaa
Sam Tagataese
Wade Graham
Matt Prior
Paul Gallen
Ricky Leutele
Tupou Sopoaga
Fa'amanu Brown

Gold Coast Titans[edit]

Player
William Zillman
Brad Tighe
David Mead
Kevin Gordon
Albert Kelly
Greg Bird
Ashley Harrison
Anthony Don
Paul Carter
Kalifa Faifai Loa
Brad Takairangi
Mark Minichiello
Maurice Blair
Luke Bailey
Siuatonga Likiliki
David Taylor

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles[edit]

Player
Cheyse Blair
Jamie Buhrer
Michael Chee-Kam
Daly Cherry-Evans
Clinton Gutherson
James Hasson
Peta Hiku
Justin Horo
Jack Littlejohn
Steve Menzies
Ligi Sao
Tony Satini
Jesse Sene-Lefao
Tom Symonds
Jorge Taufua
David Williams

Melbourne Storm[edit]

Player
Will Chambers
Sisa Waqa
Joel Romelo
Mahe Fonua
Matt Duffie
Young Tonumaipea
Mitch Garbutt
Justin O'Neill
Tohu Harris
Matthew Lodge
Kevin Proctor
Ryan Hoffman (C)
Slade Griffin
Kurt Mann
Cameron Munster
Richie Kennar

Newcastle Knights[edit]

Player
Jarrod Mullen (C)
Adam Cuthbertson
Jake Mamo
Dane Gagai
Joseph Leilua
Akuila Uate
Tyrone Roberts
Willie Mason
Adam Clydsdale
Chris Houston
Beau Scott
Robbie Rochow
Jeremy Smith
Michael Dobson
Alex McKinnon
Zane Tetevano

North Queensland Cowboys[edit]

Player
Lachlan Coote
Zac Santo
Antonio Winterstein
Kane Linnett
Javid Bowen
Michael Morgan
Robert Lui
Jason Taumalolo
Ray Thompson
James Tamou
Gavin Cooper (c)
Tariq Sims
Joel Riethmuller
Rory Kostjasyn
Kyle Feldt
Curtis Rona

Parramatta Eels[edit]

Player
Willie Tonga (C)
Kenny Edwards
Bureta Faraimo
John Folau
Manu Ma'u
Fuifui Moimoi
Ryan Morgan
Corey Norman
Pauli Pauli
Joseph Paulo
Nathan Peats
Api Pewhairangi
Semi Radradra
Chris Sandow
Ken Sio
Peni Terepo
Vai Toutai

Penrith Panthers[edit]

Player
Matt Moylan
Wes Naiqama
Josh Mansour
Isaac John
Kevin Naiqama
Jamie Soward
Jeremy Latimore
Sam McKendry
Kevin Kingston
Tyrone Peachey
Lewis Brown
Adam Docker
Reagan Campbell-Gillard
Eto Nabuli
George Jennings
Isaah Yeo

South Sydney Rabbitohs[edit]

Player
Nathan Merritt
Beau Champion
Alex Johnston
Joel Reddy
Dylan Walker
Luke Keary
Apisai Koroisau
Dave Tyrrell
Irae Simone
Ben Lowe
Chris McQueen
Ben Te'o (C)
John Sutton
Cameron McInnes
Kyle Turner
Lote Tuqiri

St. George Illawarra Dragons[edit]

Player
Josh Dugan
Brett Morris (C)
Dylan Farrell
Nathan Green
Jason Nightingale
Adam Quinlan
Sam Williams
Jack de Belin
Mitch Rein
Tyson Frizell
Leeson Ah Mau
Joel Thompson
Trent Merrin
Bronson Harrison
Michael Witt
Craig Garvey

Sydney Roosters[edit]

Player
Mitchell Pearce (C)
Jake Friend (C)
Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Aidan Guerra
Kane Evans
Daniel Tupou
Samisoni Langi
Jackson Hastings
Dylan Napa
Isaac Liu
Nene Macdonald
Jonathon Reuben
Paul Rokolati
Rhyse Martin
Saulala Houma
Sio Siua Taukeiaho
Brad Fittler

New Zealand Warriors[edit]

Player
Jason Bukuya
Raymond Faitala-Mariner
Glen Fisiiahi
David Fusitua
Charlie Gubb
Konrad Hurrell
Sebastine Ikahihifo
Shaun Johnson
Solomone Kata
Ngani Laumape
Tuimoala Lolohea
Sione Lousi
Suaia Matagi
Dominique Peyroux
Sam Tomkins
Carlos Tuimavave

Wests Tigers[edit]

Player
James Tedesco
Pat Richards
Bodene Thompson
Marika Koroibete
Mitchell Moses
Blake Austin
Aaron Woods
Robbie Farah (C)
Martin Taupau
Cory Paterson
Curtis Sironen
Adam Blair
Manaia Cherrington
Kurtis Rowe
James Gavet
Ben Murdoch-Masila
Delouise Hoeter

Jillaroos[edit]

Player
Steph Hancock (C)
Sam Hammond
Karina Brown
Jenni-Sue Hoepper
Annette Brander
Deanna Turner
Ali Brigginshaw
Maddie Studdon
Brittany Breayley
Heather Ballinger
Kezie Apps
Vanessa Foliaki
Ruan Sims
Julie Young
Kellye Hodges
Nikki Richards

Kiwi Ferns[edit]

Player
Sarina Fiso (C)
Maitua Feterika
Teuila Fotu-Moala
Georgia Hale
Chanel Huddleston
Nora Maaka
Kelly Maipi
Laura Mariu
Krystal Murray
Hilda Peters
Kahurangi Peters
Rona Peters
Krystal Rota
Atawhai Tupaea
Janna Vaughan
Sharnita Woodman

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Auckland Nines schedule". nrl.com. National Rugby League. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 

External links[edit]