NRL Fan Day hits Auckland's Aotea Square
Rugby league fans you will not want to miss this.
Whether you're living in New Zealand or heading over for a packed weekend chock full of footy action at the Auckland Nines, the opportunity to meet all your favourite players is upon you – before a ball has even been kicked!
All 16 NRL clubs are heading to New Zealand for the Auckland Nines this weekend and fans will get access to every one of the 288 participating players at Auckland's Aotea Square this Friday.
Kicking off at 9am, all clubs will pop up throughout the day for exclusive signing sessions and who knows, you might even get to practice your ball skills with your heroes!
While you're waiting for your favourite player or club to arrive there will be giveaways, activities, live entertainment, a rugby league exhibition and free kids rides and games to keep you preoccupied.
And if you can't make the Nines on Saturday or Sunday then Aotea Square's Fanzone is the next best thing on the weekend with a big screen showing all 34 games live.
Friday's Fan Day Schedule (Auckland local time)
MCs: Rodg (The Rock) and Shawn Cleave (More FM)
• 10:00am - Cowboys & Sea Eagles
• 10:45am - Live music from Grace Brebner (Play It Strange Foundation)
• 11:00am - Roosters & Wests Tigers
• 11.45am - Live music from Ianetta Solomon-Brown (Play It Strange Foundation)
• 12:00pm - Knights, Rabbitohs & Panthers
• 12:35pm - Live music from RANDA – NZ on AIR Critics Choice award winner
• 1:00pm - Storm, Raiders & Dragons
• 1:45pm - Live entertainment
• 2:00pm - Titans, Broncos & Sharks
• 3:00pm - Eels, Bulldogs & Warriors
• 7:00pm - Movie screening
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This article first appeared on NRL.com