Auckland Needs Nine Lives

It has been hailed as the competition of a decade, where 16 teams and 256 players go head to head over a two day period, in a series of brutal, yet entertaining matches, vying for the dream prize of 2.25 million dollars.

But it prompts the question, is the competition worth the risk of injury to first team players right before the season opener? With a major injury to exciting Rabbitohs’ playmaker, Luke Keary (torn pectoral), leaving a major hole in the Rabbitohs’ plans, in which he was to form a dynamic partnership with fellow young playmaker Adam Reynolds, their season has been turned on its head. All for the shot at a big pay cheque.

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