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Rabbitohs Auckland Nines skipper, Issac Luke, is excited by the youth in his side ahead of today’s kick-off of the tournament at Eden Park.

The Rabbitohs come into the tournament with a healthy pool of young talent that includes the likes of Setefano Taukafa, Aaron Gray, and Angus Chricton* – players Luke says are set to stake their claim for positions.

“There’s a lot of young talent coming through,” said Luke.

“I guess that’s what all this (the Nines) is for – this is like trials for all the boys to get their crack and hopefully stay in the team.”


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*Please note, Angus Chricton will play in jumper 19 for the tournament.