Vodafone Warriors captain Ryan Hoffman was on hand as all 16 NRL clubs today revealed their playing strips for the Downer NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park on February 4-5.
Player representatives from each club gathered in the Heroes and Legends Museum at Rugby League Central this morning to reveal their jerseys, with anticipation growing for the carnival-type atmosphere that the Nines entails.
NRL head of football Brian Canavan said the Nines was a fantastic occasion for players and fans alike and confirmed tickets were still available for fans wanting to witness all 16 NRL teams on the one stage over a two-day tournament.
“The Downer NRL Auckland Nines has been a fantastic start to our rugby league calendar for the past three years and each year the atmosphere and rugby league on display has been bigger and better,” he said.
“With the likes of Johnathan Thurston, Shaun Johnson and Jarryd Hayne already confirmed for next year’s tournament, I have no doubt that we are in for another entertaining weekend of rugby league with plenty of opportunities to see some of your favourite players.”
Tickets are on sale now at www.nrl.com/tickets and travel packages are on sale at www.sportsnetholidays.com/nines
Further information on the tournament can be found at www.nrlaucklandnines.com