Posted: 26 October, 2016 by AAP / Triple M NRL

Hayne To Ahead Across The Ditch And Rock Auckland Nines

Tags: NRL Auckland Nines, Jarryd Hayne, Gold Coast Titans

Jarryd Hayne of the Titans Photo: Getty Images

Gold Coast Titans star Jarryd Hayne will head across the ditch in February to take part in the Auckland Nines competition.

Hayne, who has played in the NFL for San Francisco 49ers and for the Fiji rugby sevens side, rejoined the NRL on a lucrative deal in mid-2016.

"I've been watching the Auckland Nines for a lot of years now and to know that I'm playing in it next year is exciting," Hayne told nrl.com.

"Coach [Neil Henry] has told me that I'm playing in the Auckland Nines. I'm looking forward to getting down there with the guys. I'm pumped to be a part of it."

Hayne joins Johnathan Thurston and Warriors superstars Shaun Johnson, Issac Luke and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck as names confirmed for the NRL pre-season tournament on February 4-5 at Eden Park.

"He's done a lot hasn't he? He's an awesome player and awesome athlete. We played him in his first game months ago and he smoked me," Kiwi superstar Shaun Johnson told New Zealand’s Crowd Goes Wild Breakfast on Radio Sport.

NRL Auckland Nines Tournament Details

The 2017 Auckland Nines is at Eden Park on Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5, 2017.

The two-day tournament kicks off the NRL pre-season schedule.

Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the 2017 NRL Nines are on sale from Thursday, October 6 through Ticketek. For more go to: www.nrlaucklandnines.com

NRL Auckland Nines Fun Facts

• All 16 NRL clubs together in Auckland

• Featuring 288+ star players

• 31 action packed games

• 9 players per team, 9 minute halves

• NZ $2.6 million dollars + in prize money

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