World Cup 9s Australia Kangaroos vs New Zealand Kiwis, Pool A, Friday 9pm
The Kangaroos and Kiwis have selected star studded line-ups, with powerful forwards and speed to burn outwide.
For Australia, the likes of Cody Walker, Mitchell Moses, Kalyn Ponga, Josh Addo-Carr and Ryan Papenhuyzen should revel with the extra space in Nines, while Wade Graham, David Fifita, Jai Arrow and Tyson Frizell will be hard for the New Zealand defence to contain.
The Kiwis have just as much attacking flair through Shaun Johnson, Kodi Nikorima, Dylan Brown, Charnze Nichol-Klokstad and Ken Maumalo.
The NRL has confirmed the three pools which will make up the inaugural Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s Sydney 2019, to be held at Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta on October 18-19.
TV: FOX Sports, the official broadcast partner of the Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s will broadcast every match live and exclusive into Australia. Sky New Zealand will also broadcast every match live into New Zealand.
During the official launch of the tournament today in Parramatta, it was revealed that:
• Group A would include Australia, New Zealand, PNG and USA
• Group B would include England, France, Lebanon and Wales
• Group C would include Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Cook Islands