WORLD NINES TO GROW THE GAME
History will be made at next year’s World Nines in Samoa
when a truly national Australian team will wear the green
and gold. The Aussie team will include players from all six states as
well as the Northern Territory in a bid to spread the game’s
NRL players will be ineligible for selection for the event in
the island nation in October – it’s more about growing the
game in the so-called ‘minor’ states. The event is the brainchild of former Balmain and Newtown coach Paul Broughton and will include teams from giant countries like China, India and the USA.