For another year, Christmas has been and gone, meaning the Auckland Nines is now well on the radar for the Sharks before readying to defend the title of NRL Premiers.

'The Greatest Weekend' will again hit Auckland’s Eden Park across the weekend of February 4 and 5, and crowds are set to flock to the party-packed Stadium on New Zealand’s North island.

With the biggest names in the game heading to the tournament, the football is set to be of the highest calibre – again.

However, in 2017, it is not just what’s happening on field that is set to excite.

From the Downer NRL Auckland Nines FanZone nestled in the Auckland CBD to the Legends Dinner, featuring Rugby League legends and superstars, there is plenty on offer across the weekend.

The NRL and Sportnet have designed a range of packages dedicated to the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, all at affordable prices.

Click HERE to witness all the action as Wade Graham and the Sharks look to go all the way this year!