The Newcastle Knights depart Newcastle on Thursday morning to arrive in Auckland on Thursday afternoon for this weekend's Auckland Nines tournament at Eden Park.
Rick Stone, Jarrod Mullen and Jeremy Smith will attend the NRL Season Launch on Thursday evening in New Zealand.
The Auckland Nines schedule is as follows:
9.45am (NZ time) - Open training session at Auckland Grammar School (Field 3, please enter via Normanby Road)
11.45am (NZ time) - Nines signing session at Aeota Square
12.55pm (NZ) / 10.55am (AEDT) - Game 1 v St George
4.25pm (NZ) / 2.25pm (AEDT) - Game 2 v Parramatta
11.35am (NZ) / 9.35am (AEDT) - Game 3 v Manly
The team depart Auckland on Monday morning, returning to Newcastle on Monday afternoon.
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