The double header at Mt Smart was a huge success. The Warriors on a winning streak obviously helped but like the 9's in was great having more of the focus of the NRL in Auckland. For the 9's we had all 16 teams in town promoting the sport and the event. The first year it was great with more stars but the clubs eventually started sending lower quality teams as they wanted to save their starts for the NRL season. Having a double header we get two full NRL matches with no teams resting their stars. One of the reasons for Auckland getting one of the double headers was due to the 9's not being hosted here this year.