Dragons NRL Nines 2020 draw revealed

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  1. getsmarty

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    Dragons NRL Nines 2020 draw revealed
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    Fri 6 Dec 2019, 02:49 PM

    The draw for the return of NRL Nines in 2020 was held in Perth on Friday, with the conduction of a live draw leading to plenty of exciting match ups ahead of the February 14-15 event.

    NRL legends Brett Kimmorley and Roy Asotasi and West Australian sporting identities Olivia Vivian, Matt Hodgson and Greg Hire each took turns in randomly selecting the teams out of an official NRL Nines barrel to decide the draw.

    There was also one wildcard allowing a personal choice swap, drawn by Olivia Vivian, who swapped the Sharks and Roosters. This set up the clash between rivals the Sharks and Dragons while ensuring the Roosters faced off against some potential ex-teammates at Newcastle while also coming up against Nines specialists the Warriors.

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    The four pools will feature some fierce rivalries, with the Broncos to face the Cowboys and Sea Eagles to face the Storm all in group four, while the Eels and Dogs are pitted against each other as are the Dragons and Sharks in group two.

    In the women's draw, the Warriors and Roosters will kick-off festivities at 4pm Friday afternoon, before the Broncos and Dragons round out action on Day One at 8:05pm.

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    "Nines promises to be the ultimate summer rugby league fun for families and fans," NRL Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Abdo said.

    "The tournament will showcase a dynamic new-look game, with new rules and a new attitude, designed to engage and entertain fans.

    "It's an exciting and bold new format and we know fans are going to love it."

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    Kiwi, Bulldogs and Rabbitohs legend Asotasi told NRL.com he was excited for the event, particularly given the emerging generation of mobile front rowers had skillsets comparable to halfbacks.

    "It's great to see the Nines coming back after a bit of an absence and the players will be busting to pull on the boots and play some football and show what they've been working on over the off-season," Asotasi said.

    "Coming out west too, it's a great place to play footy and good exposure for them because they've been trying to get a team in the NRL for a long time.

    "I think it's a great concept, players like Kalyn Ponga or Valentine Holmes coming back to the game, it gives them a chance to showcase their skill sets,

    "Front-rowers in the modern game have skills like halfbacks so for them to be able do it in the shorter game is awesome."

    Kangaroos and Blues legend Kimmorley also welcomed the chance for Perth to host top-flight rugby league and was looking forward to seeing what the likes of Ponga, Holmes, David Fifita and James Tedesco could produce.

    "It's exciting times over here, the Nines is an amazing competition – we had the World Nines after the NRL season now the NRL Nines is being played in February to kick off the comp," Kimmorley said.

    "There are no seeded teams so I'm looking forward to it being a sort of lucky dip in a way. There will also be some guidelines around the clubs having to send over a certain number of their top 30 rostered players but I think most clubs will have a serious crack at trying to win it.



    NRL Nines 2020 is headed to Perth

    "They can use it as a first hit-out to get a look at the next crop of superstars coming into our game.

    "We've lost a few big scalps over the past few years but the next crop of talent emerging over the past 12 months continues to show us the next generation of talent is always coming through."



    Fans can buy tickets now on www.nrl.com/tickets, while the tournament will be broadcast live on Fox League and KAYO Sports in Australia, as well as SKY in New Zealand.



    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2019/12/06/dragons-nrl-nines-2020-draw-revealed/
     
  2. jeffdragon

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    Only play eels and sharks not dogs
    Seems strange normally we play 3 round robin games.
    We only might have a chance against the dogs.
     
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    Haven't you got anything better to do than read our forum.
    Go back to the eels, surely you can find something to read otherwise read the big league on the can.:grin:
     
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    Everything you need to know about the Perth NRL Nines
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    Thu 16 Jan 2020, 01:00 PM

    All 16 NRL teams will turn out in Perth across two days of fast-paced action when the club Nines tournament returns after a two-year absence.

    Moving away from Auckland for the first time, the competition is shaping as a summer footy festival with fun the ultimate focus.

    Total prize money of $1 million is on the line in the men's competition, with a bonus $1 million available for any club that can win both the Nines and NRL Telstra Premiership this season.

    NRL premiers the Roosters are also the reigning Nines champions, having won the most recent edition in 2017.

    The four NRLW clubs – the Broncos, Dragons, Warriors and Roosters – will take part in a round-robin tournament.

    NRL Nines – Perth
    Where: HBF Park

    When: February 14-15

    Event timings:

    • Friday 14 February: 4pm to 8:30pm
    • Saturday 15 February: 11am to 7:30pm
    Thirty matches will be played over 12 exciting hours.

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    Men's pools
    Pool 1: Panthers, Warriors, Roosters, Knights

    Pool 2: Bulldogs, Dragons, Eels, Sharks

    Pool 3: Raiders, Wests Tigers, Titans, Rabbitohs

    Pool 4: Cowboys, Storm, Broncos, Sea Eagles

    TV broadcast information
    All games live on NRL Live Pass, Fox League and Kayo (Australia) and Sky NZ (New Zealand)

    Ticketing
    Two-day passes start from $55 for club members and $60 for general public.

    Friday tickets are from $20 for club members or $25 for general public, while Saturday tickets are from $35 for club members or $40 for general public.

    Fans can also purchase into an Active Zone, a party area at the end of the stadium featuring a DJ, beach deck, merchandise and other benefits.

    Official NRL Travel packages, including NRL Nine’s tickets, accommodation options and exclusive experiences with NRL Legends can be purchased via www.nrl.com/travel

    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2020/01/16/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-perth-nrl-nines/
     
  6. Saint_JimmyG

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    Does anyone know what the scheduled CLOSING times are for BOTH days?
     
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    Yes, I’d say somebody would.
     
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    Seemingly, you don’t though.

    Wow, a question where ol’ Smart Arse doesn’t know the answer! Whoever would’ve “thunk” it?
     
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    No, I answered the question you asked.

    Do you always dish out insults when people help you?
     
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    Nup, I only reserve it for sophists.
     
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    I anticipate we will win our usual 1 out of 3 games. We usually jag a win in the last game when the other team is resting their better players.
     
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  12. Crush

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    Doesn't it say it in the post directly above?
    830pm Friday
    730pm Saturday
     
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    Does it?

    Where abouts? I couldn’t see it.

    Hmm...
     
  14. muzby

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    Possibly the bit that says “event timings”.....
     
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    Your nom de plume isn’t Crush.
     
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    It will be interesting to see McGregors tactics for the 9's. He may possibly outdo himself and reinvent Dragons Footy.

    Subbing Dufty on for the last 30 seconds while Graham plays the whole game will be excruciating to watch.

    I will be on a Pacific cruise and won't be thinking about this until March.

    PS The second I get wifi I will watch the highlights.
     
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    I dont see us playing many of the 'established" 1st graders in this 9's tournament.
    Maybe: Dufty, Aitken, Host, Ford, Sullivan, Clune, Ramsay, Williame etc (peripheral players)

    I think the risk of injury is too great to play in a hit and giggle tournament. Maybe Mc85 will have a go (lol) seeing the Roosters are going to play an ex AFL player.
     
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    Yeah I think it is a hit and giggle tourney. I hope we treat it that way and play some fun footy. It would be nice to see some fun plays instead of what we are used to in the long game.
     
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    Pray that it is an injury free tournament for the Dragons , if we have a fully fit and revitalized side starting the premiership proper then the sky is the limit !

    That’s not to say that it won’t come crashing down upon us after the first few games whilst the maestro is still working on his new game plan . :flushed:
     
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    Everything you need to know about the Perth NRL Nines
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    Tue 21 Jan 2020, 04:56 PM

    All 16 NRL teams will turn out in Perth across two days of fast-paced action when the club Nines tournament returns after a two-year absence.

    Moving away from Auckland for the first time, the competition is shaping as a summer footy festival with fun the ultimate focus.

    Total prize money of $1 million is on the line, with a bonus $1 million available for any men's team that can win both the Nines and NRL Telstra Premiership this season.

    NRL premiers the Roosters are also the reigning Nines champions, having won the most recent edition in 2017.

    The four NRLW clubs – the Broncos, Dragons, Warriors and Roosters – will take part in a round-robin tournament.

    NRL Nines – Perth
    Where: HBF Park

    When: February 14-15

    Event timings:

    • Friday 14 February: 4pm to 8:30pm
    • Saturday 15 February: 11am to 7:30pm
    Thirty matches will be played over 12 exciting hours.

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    Men's pools
    Pool 1: Panthers, Warriors, Roosters, Knights

    Pool 2: Bulldogs, Dragons, Eels, Sharks

    Pool 3: Raiders, Wests Tigers, Titans, Rabbitohs

    Pool 4: Cowboys, Storm, Broncos, Sea Eagles

    TV broadcast information
    All games live on NRL Live Pass, Fox League and Kayo (Australia) and Sky NZ (New Zealand)

    Ticketing
    Two-day passes start from $55 for club members and $60 for general public.

    Friday tickets are from $20 for club members or $25 for general public, while Saturday tickets are from $35 for club members or $40 for general public.

    Fans can also purchase into an Active Zone, a party area at the end of the stadium featuring a DJ, beach deck, merchandise and other benefits.



    Official NRL Travel packages, including NRL Nines tickets, accommodation options and exclusive experiences with NRL Legends can be purchased via www.nrl.com/travel



    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2020/01/22/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-perth-nrl-nines/
     

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