Sydney Roosters have a wealth of talent and are easily capable of improving on their semi-final finish in this year's Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines when the event is held again 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).

Fox Sports commentator Greg Alexander, who covered the first two Nines tournaments, loves the look of the Roosters for Nines football.

"They've got the speed and power in the backline, with guys like Blake Ferguson, Michael Jennings and Daniel Tupou, a quality halfback to steer them around in Mitchell Pearce and plenty of power and skill in the forwards as well," Alexander says.

"Dylan Napa and Jake Friend have got plenty to offer in the Nines and young forward Siosiua Taukeiaho has a combination of speed and footwork that could tear defences apart."

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.

BOOK NOW:

www.nrl.com/tickets

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