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.
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