Auckland Nines tickets on sale now
James Roberts is an absolute flying machine who has been in brilliant form for Gold Coast this year and shapes up as a likely sensation in the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines in February.
Tickets for the most thrilling event in rugby league can be purchased through the NRL on www.nrl.com/tickets (further details below).
Roberts scored a whopping 16 tries in his first 21 games for the Titans this season - including a blistering effort against Canterbury at Central Coast Stadium recently.
Fox Sports commentator Greg Alexander, who covered the first two Auckland Nines tournaments for the network, says Nines football is made for a player like Roberts.
"He's the quickest bloke in the competition and the try he scored against Canterbury reminded us of that," Alexander says. "When he accelerates you swear his feet are going to come right out of his boots, he moves so fast.
"Roberts doesn't need any room to break defences half the time, so if he plays in the Nines and they get a bit of early ball to him it's going to spell trouble for the opposition."
The 2016 event will be held at Eden Park in Auckland on 6-7 February and tickets to "The Greatest Weekend" are now available at prices ranging from just $NZD69 (approx. $AUD61) for a two-day pass.
Tickets for children are available at half the adult price in most categories.
The biggest stars in the NRL, representing all 16 clubs, will again be playing in the event - including superstars Billy Slater and Shaun Johnson, who have each nominated the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines as their comeback date from major injuries that ended their 2015 NRL seasons early.
It is going to be a great opportunity for league fans to see the best players in the game exercising their super skills on an open field.
There is nothing like this tournament for excitement, with NRL teams facing up against NRL teams in quick succession over one action-packed weekend leading up to the final prize.
The fans will also be able to get up close and personal and watch teams go through their warm-ups for games on the number one field.
There will be a whopping $NZ2.6 million in prizemoney up for grabs at the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines. Don't miss it. This is your chance to see the greatest rugby league players in the world really turning it on for the fans.
TRAVEL PACKAGES ALSO ON-SALE
3 x night packages incl airfares, transfers, accomm and 2 x day ticket from $1,399 pp
4 x night packages incl airfares, transfers, accomm and 2 x day ticket $1,464 pp
5 x night packages incl airfares, transfers, accomm and 2 x day ticket from $1,554 pp
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