Wests Tigers' Rangitito Pool opponents for the Auckland Nines — Penrith Panthers, North Queensland Cowboys and Newcastle Knights — have named their teams for the upcoming tournament, with several big names set to feature in the competition.

How will Wests Tigers fare in this tough pool, that includes a former champion?

See our breakdown of the teams, players to watch and more at the 2016 Auckland Nines.

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Penrith Panthers — Saturday, 1:45pm (AEDT)

Coach: Anthony Griffin

History: Quarter Finals (2014), Group Stage (2015)

Players to Watch: James Segeyaro, Josh Mansour, Bryce Cartwright

 

North Queensland Cowboys — Saturday, 5:40pm (AEDT)

Coach: Paul Green

History: Champions (2014), Quarter Finals (2015)

Players to Watch: Matt Bowen, Jason Taumalolo, Michael Morgan, Kyle Feldt

 

Newcastle Knights — Sunday, 11:25am (AEDT)

Coach: Nathan Brown

History: Quarter Finals (2014), Quarter Finals (2015)

Players to Watch: Jake Mamo, Akuila Uate, Sione Mata'utia

 

Wests Tigers — Click here to get to know more about our squad!

Coach: Jason Taylor

History: Group Stage (2014), Quarter Finals (2015)

Players to Watch: Manaia Cherrington, Kevin Naiqama, Tim Simona

 

2016 Rangitoto Pool Squads