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Auckland Nines - Pools to be revealed tomorrow

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagle9413, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. SeaEagle9413

    SeaEagle9413 Forward Pass

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    The four pools of the 2016 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines will be revealed live on Wednesday morning.

    The live draw event will begin at 10am New Zealand time (8am Australian daylight savings time) on Wednesday November 18, with the 16 NRL clubs to be split into four groups of four teams in Pool Hunua, Pool Waiheke, Pool Rangitoto and Pool Piha.

    The draw will be conducted by Queensland State of Origin coach Mal Meninga and New Zealand actress Kylie Bax.

    The tournament will run over two days on Saturday February 6 and Sunday February 7 at Eden Park, Auckland.

    Each nine-a-side game is played over two nine-minute halves, with clubs naming a squad of 18 for the tournament. A whopping $NZ2.6 million in prize money is up for grabs in the 2016 tournament.

    After a round robin format in each pool, the top two teams will advance to the quarter-finals.

    The South Sydney Rabbitohs will be defending their 2015 Auckland Nines title, having beaten the Cronulla Sharks in the 2015 final. Issac Luke, who lifted the trophy as the Rabbitohs captain this year, could make his debut for his new club the Warriors in the tournament alongside fellow star signing Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

    http://www.nrl.com/nines-pools-to-be-revealed-wednesday/tabid/10874/newsid/90925/default.aspx
     
  2. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Gee. I always thought with these sporting tournaments there was a Pool Of Death.
     
  3. Clay

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    I hope we get Parra, Newcastle and the dogs.
    I am actually going to watch it this year
     
  4. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hope we get Brisbane, Dogs and Roosters. They have been the worse teams since the competition started.
     
  5. Ripper

    Ripper Active Member

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    i hope we dont get any injuries.
     
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  6. Clay

    Clay Well-Known Member

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    The teams I listed are teams I love to see manly beat.
    But your list works too
     
  7. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    NRL sent an email flogging the SOO tickets yesterday too :confused:
     
  8. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pool piha is horrible.....


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  9. Shoe1

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    Multiple Pools eh, I guess the tournament will be played at rotorua
     
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  10. Brookie Brawler

    Brookie Brawler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Have they been as bad as us though? I thought broncos actually made the final in 2014.
     
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  11. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hope Foran gets smashed
     
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  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Can we forfeit??
     
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  13. rifraff

    rifraff Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Zorba to come out of retirement and be our ex-player for this one. He is ready to put his body on the line..

    The 10m line, the 20m the 30m the 40m and the 50m. All at the same time..
     
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  14. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think you're looking at last years. We've actually got the Bulldogs, Warriors and Broncos.




    HUNUA
    Bulldogs
    Sea Eagles
    Warriors
    Broncos


    WAIHEKE
    Roosters
    Rabbitohs
    Eels
    Storm

    RANGITOTO
    Knights
    Cowboys
    Panthers
    Wests Tigers



    PIHA
    Dragons
    Raiders
    Sharks
    Titans
     
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  15. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    So close. How did you know? Lol
     
  16. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    What date is it? Anyone know?
     
  17. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Jonah Lomu has died - awesome player but had kidney issues :angel:
     
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  18. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Sea Eagles will play the Bulldogs, Warriors and the Broncos in the Hunua Pool.

    The exciting knock-out tournament sees all 16 NRL teams playing 9-aside at Eden Park on Saturday, February 6, and Sunday, February 7. Prize money is NZ $2.6 million dollars.

    Manly's draw

    Saturday, Feb 6, starts 12.30pm

    2.45pm: v Brisbane

    6.15pm: v Warriors

    Sunday, February 7, starts 10.35am

    12.15pm: v Bulldogs

    Quarter-finals: 1.55pm

    Semi-finals: 4.40pm

    Final: 6.40pm.
     
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  19. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I absolutely hate this competition, almost a guarantee that we will get a serious injury or two.
     
  20. Clay

    Clay Well-Known Member

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    Hasler didn't even show up last year so I can't see him putting his best players in.
    Bennett isn't a fan of the comp and won't risk anyone important.
    The Warriors will be tough I expect to lose that match.

    I would rather Manly lose the 9's and go home injury free then Make the finals and pick up a serious injury or two
     
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