Game 1 Souths v Roosters  :Digital Image  Grant Trouville © NRLphotos  : NRL Rugby League - 2016 Auckland 9s - Day One Auckland Auckland 9s. Saturday February 6th 2016.

Coach Anthony Griffin has selected his side for the must-win Auckland Nines showdown with the Cowboys. The victor progresses to the quarterfinals while the defeated team is knocked out of the tournament. The match kicks off at 11.50am NZST (9.50am Sydney time).

STARTING SIDE
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Te Maire Martin
Bryce Cartwright
Ben Garcia
James Segeyaro
Jeremy Latimore
Elijah Taylor
Will Smith
Waqa Blake

BENCH
Isaah Yeo
Suaia Matagi
Zach Dockar-Clay
Chris Smith
Rob Jennings