NINES: Sea Eagles Day Two Highlights
Check out the highlights from Day Two of the NRL Dick Smith Aucklands Nines - which included a Civic Reception at Aotea Square with all 16 teams and a final training session before game day.
It was an early kick-off for Geoff Toovey and newly appointed Captain Daly Cherry-Evans, who attended the competitions Captain and Coaches Breakfast, chatting with other players, fans and media ahead of the Civic Reception at Aoeta Square.
A few hours following, each of the 16 NRL clubs were in attendance for the Welcome Ceremony at Aotea Square. The clubs enjoyed a a welcome from the Mayor of Auckland and NRL Chief Executive Dave Smith which included a traditional Maori welcome.
Fans that turned out for the day enjoyed a Q&A session with the players, with Peta Hiku and Steve Menzies staying afterwards to sign hundreds of autographs. Peta's family even wiated in line just to catch up with him and wish him well before tomorrow.
Following the ceremony, the team travelled to Kieran Foran's old club, the Ellerslie Eagles for a final training session. The run around culminated in a humorous drop-kick challenge to decide who the kicker for game day should be.