Blog recap: NRL Auckland Nines - Day Two

Last updated 20:09 16/02/2014

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It's was the tournament we'd been waiting for all summer and the NRL Auckland Nines didn't disappoint yesterday.

Home favourites the New Zealand Warriors lived up to their hype as tournament favourites with two fine wins over the Canberra Raiders and Manly Sea Eagles at Eden Park. Can they replicate that success today and keep the Nines trophy in Auckland?

What about the other 16 NRL clubs who stand in their way? The Paramatta Eels also looked strong yesterday and no-one can rule out the ever-imposing Melbourne Storm, Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs. 

You can follow all the action right here on our live blog which will provide, colour, updates and most importantly results from all of Day Two's action-packed games

Our reporter David Long is at Eden Park and will be providing his insight in to the day's proceedings.

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THIRD ROUND RESULTS: Sharks 30-14 Titans, Knights 25-0 Wests Tigers, Bulldogs 16-4 Roosters, Broncos 16-14 Eels, Warriors 28-23 Cowboys, Raiders 18-4 Sea Eagles, Dragons 14-10 Storm, Rabbitohs 18-16 Panthers.

QUARTERFINALS

Broncos 16-11 Knights

Sharks 17-6 Eels

Warriors 17-16 Rabbitohs

Cowboys 22-12 Panthers

SEMIFINALS

Broncos 18 - 14 Sharks

Cowboys 8 - 0 Warriors

GRAND FINAL

Broncos 16 - 7  Cowboys

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