The Waiheke Pool
The official team lists for the 2016 Downer Auckland Nines Tournament have now all come to light. Check out who your men in red and green will be lining up against!
The action kicks off at 10:30am (AEDT) when the game’s oldest and most fierce rivalry comes to the Nines for the first time – the Rabbitohs taking on the Roosters in the tournaments opener.
Later on Day 1, the men in red and green renew their Nines rivalry with the Storm from Melbourne at 2:50 (AEDT) to round out the first day of proceedings.
Day 2 kicks off at 9am (AEDT) for the Rabbitohs when they come up against the Parramatta Eels in what will be their final game of the Pool stages.
Rabbitohs 2016 Auckland Nines Draw: (Day 1) v Roosters 12.30pm local (10.30am AEDT), v Storm 4.50pm local (2.50pm AEDT); (Day 2) Eels 11am local (9am AEDT).
Sydney Roosters: 1.Latrell Mitchell, 2.Daniel Tupou, 3.Brendan Elliot, 4.Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 5.Joe Burgess, 6.Braith Anasta (c), 7.Tyler Cornish, 8.Isaac Liu, 9.Ian Henderson, 10.Abraham Papalii, 11.Vincent Leuluai, 12.Eloni Vunakece, 13.Nat Butcher, 14.Connor Watson, 15.Joseph Manu, 16.Nathan Smith, 17.Joey Lussick, 18.Omar Slaimankhel.
Parramatta Eels: 1.Corey Norman (c), 2.Semi Radradra, 3.Vai Toutai, 4.John Folau, 5.Bureta Faraimo, 6.Luke Kelly, 7. Mitch Cornish, 8.Junior Paulo, 9.Cameron King, 10.Peni Terepo, 11.Manu Ma'u, 12.David Gower, 13.Tepai Moeroa, 14.Bevan French, 15.Matt Woods, 16.Ryan Morgan, 17.Kelepi Tanginoa, 18.Cody Nelson.
Melbourne Storm: 1.Curtis Scott, 2.Young Tonumaipea, 3.Richie Kennar, 4.Cameron Munster, 5.Marika Koroibete, 6.Blake Green (c), 7.Brodie Croft, 8.Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 9.Ben Hampton, 10.Mark Nicholls, 11.Kenny Bromwich, 12.Tohu Harris, 13.Dale Finucane, 14.Nafe Seluini, 15.Jeremy Hawkins, 16.Dean Britt, 17.Joe Stimson, 18.Tony Tumusa.