Bulldogs hooker Craig Garvey says he's keen to return to the NRL Auckland Nines once again in 2017 having featured in the last few tournaments.

See what Garvey had to say about the weekend and what the team will hope to take away from the tournament heading into season 2017 in the video above!

The number nine joins the likes of Josh Reynolds, Sam Kasiano and David Klemmer in the Bulldogs 2017 Auckland Nines side.

The Bulldogs have been grouped with the Cronulla Sharks, Gold Coast Titans and Penrith Panthers.

The first match for the blue and whites will be against the Panthers on Saturday, February 4.