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Raiders Lachlan Crocker scores a try:           NRL Auckland Nines, Game 5 Tigers v Raiders at Eden Park, Saturday January 31st. Digital image by Shane Wenzlick, copyright

The NRL has today released the pool draw for the 2016 Auckland Nines, with the Raiders drawn against the Sharks, Titans and Dragons in Pool Piha. 

The tournament will run over two days on Saturday February 6 and Sunday February 7 at Eden Park, Auckland. Each nine-a-side game is played over two nine-minute halves, with clubs naming a squad of 18 for the tournament. A whopping $NZ2.6 million in prize money is up for grabs in the 2016 tournament. After a round robin format in each pool, the top two teams will advance to the quarter-finals.

The Canberra Raiders will announce their full Auckland Nines squad on January 30, at Jerseys Megastore in Canberra. More details will be posted closer to the date. 

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