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Get Ready For Auckland’s Ultimate Week Of Sport

By Marilynn McLachlan
29th Jan 2016

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Ok, sport lovers, this week, it’s all about you. Start hinting at the sore throat and sniffly nose that will see you needing to take a ‘sick’ day on Wednesday or make the most of your evenings and weekend with this epic, epic line up of sporting events.

Wednesday 3rd February

BLACKCAPS vs Australia | Eden Park

Good ol’ sibling rivalry is back at Eden Park from 2pm with a one-day international match between the BLACKCAPS and Oz. We took them out in the Rugby World Cup, so soak in the vibe with a hotdog and beer and cross everything that we do it in cricket too. Score your tickets here.

Thursday 4th February

Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Series | Ellerslie Racecourse

If you prefer serious style with your sport, then head along to Ellerslie Racecourse for a night of unforgettable horse play. Race-goers already know that it’s as much about the party as the horse action, and Thursday promises not to disappoint with entertainment and DJ Kieran Bell keeping setting the scene, it’s a great chance to party into the night. More deets here.

Friday 5th February

Downer NRL Auckland Nines Fan Day | Aotea Square

With 288+ NRL Auckland Nines players hitting Auckland, this is your chance to get up close and personal with your favourite players and teams. Held at Aotea Square from 10am-4pm, there will be signing sessions and selfies, onstage interviews and the chance to stock up on team merchandise. Grab a pen and get your fan girl or boy on.

Saturday 6th February & Sunday 7th February

The Downer NRL Auckland Nines | Eden Park

How is it possible that this epic event is only in its third year? Already firmly established as one of the top summer sporting events in Auckland, it’s the place to see 16 NRL teams descend on Eden Park for this two-day, nine-per-side knock-out tournament. With 31 games and an expected crowd of 90,000, this is the weekend to dress up and have some serious fun. Tickets available here.

Looking for more things to do in Auckland? Here are 50 Things To Do In Auckland Before The End Of Summer.

Image credit: NRL Auckland Nines via Facebook

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