The New Zealand Warriors are the first NRL club to name their Auckland 9’s squad.
It is a young team and I think it shows the mix of players from different grades we can expect from most teams that will compete at the Auckland 9’s.
New Zealand Warriors Auckland 9’s Squad:
Most people believe the Warriors are favorites to take out the Auckland 9’s. They have a fairly exciting squad too with a lot of players who should really show their speed and footwork in the short form of the game.
Carlos Tuimavave should have a big tournament. 9’s football will really suit his style of game.
It will also be interesting to see how Sam Tomkins goes. He needs to have a big tournament. With so much space, he needs to show he can be a dangerous attacking option for the Warriors. If he doesn’t cut it in the 9’s it will be a really bad sign heading into the NRL season.
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