Here is the draw for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles for the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines tournament.
The Sea Eagles have been placed in the Piha pool with St George-Illawarra Dragons, Parramatta Eels, and the NZ Warriors.
The tournament will be played at Eden Park on Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5.
Current players Brenton Lawrence, Jorge Taufua, Matt Parcell, Jake Trbojevic and Tom Trbojevic played in the 2016 event. Jake Trbojevic captained the Sea Eagles in the tournament.
The Sea Eagles finished second in the Huana Pool in 2016 with two wins from three matches before a heavy injury toll saw them lose to the Gold Coast Titans in the quarter-finals to achieve the Club’s best result in the three year history of the tournament.
The 2017 NRL Auckland Nines Pool Draw Announced:
Gold Coast Titans
South Sydney Rabbitohs
St George-Illawarra Dragons
Manly Sea Eagles
Manly's matches (NZ times)
Saturday, February 4
1.15pm v Warriors
4.45pm: v Dragons
Sunday, February 5:
11.25am: v Eels
Quarter-finals begin 1.55pm; semi-finals 4.40pm, final 6.40pm.
2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines
· All 16 NRL clubs together in Auckland
· Two-day knock-out tournament
· Featuring 288+ star players
· Superstars Johnathan Thurston and Shaun Johnson the first to confirm they will play
· 31 action packed games
· More speed! More tries! More fun!
· 9 players per team, 9 minute halves
· NZ $2.6 million dollars + in prize money
· Over 80,000 fans expected over 2 days
Click here for tickets.
Click here for the official 2017 Downer Auckland Nines website.