Cabramatta International Nines

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Cabramatta International Nines
Current season or competition:
2015 Cabramatta International Nines
Sport Rugby league football
Instituted 2003
Inaugural season 2003[1]
Number of teams 30
Country International (RLIF)
Current Champions Papua New Guinea national rugby league team (2015)
Broadcast partner Fox Sports (AU)
Sky Sports (NZ)[citation needed]

Cabramatta International Nines is a rugby league nines tournament held annually in Cabramatta, New South Wales, Australia it was first held in 2003.[2]

Clubs and Teams

Some of the Clubs and Teams to compete in the Cabramatta International Nines[3]


There are a number of rule variations that are implemented to ensure the games are faster and to ensure fewer delays and stoppages.

The major Rule changes that differ from regular NRL games are:

  • Two nine-minute halves with a two-minute half time period.
  • Nine players a side with five unlimited interchange players (six interchanges in 2014).
  • Scrums are only formed after a double knock on, with attacking teams electing which side to feed the ball.
  • No video referee, with one on-field referee, two touch judges and two in-goal judges.
  • Five minute golden try period in qualifying rounds with the match deemed a draw if there is no score, while unlimited golden try for the finals.
  • A tap restart takes place after a 40/20.
  • Five points for a try scored in the bonus zone under the posts, with two point drop kick conversion attempts.
  • The scoring team will have a dropkick off to restart play.
  • Three minute sin bins (Five in 2014).
  • Five tackles in a set.






on the 5 of February The International 9's tournament is played at New Era Stadium, Cabramatta. Plate Grand Final: Macarthur Brothers 28 def Japan 12. Trophy Grand Final: Mounties 22 def Bankstown 10. Cup Grand Final: Balmain Ryde-Eastwood Tigers 6 def Fiji 4.[4]






The 2016 edition of the tournament was cancelled due to severe thunderstorm over the New Era Stadium the venue of the games. 3 games of the round robin round was played before the cancellation.[5]

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