With the Auckland Nines only just underway, the NRL has decided to take another step to expand its Auckland arena by taking a tram or rail line.
The NRL will run a tram from the Auckland club to the stadium on December 21.
The tram will be used to bring fans to the Auckland venue by train, with tickets available from January 1.
This will mean that fans can travel to the venue by rail on the same day as the NRL’s New Zealand tour.
However, the tram will only carry one passenger at a time.
The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) has been in discussions with the NRL about moving the tournament to the Sydney ground, but this could be put off indefinitely.
The NZRU’s decision to hold a public consultation on the matter will help inform its position on moving the event to the Nines.
The Auckland club will play its first game at the Auckland NRL Stadium on December 20.
The club will be hosted by Auckland University of Technology’s Dean Haylett.
The venue is the venue of the 2019 Nines tournament, which will be held at the Waverley Stadium.
The new Auckland venue has been given the nickname “The Auckland Niner”.
Auckland’s Waverly Stadium will host the 2019 NRL Auckland Niners game on December 19.
It is also being dubbed “The Niner Arena” as a nod to the team’s heritage.
Auckland rugby league is the first to host a Nines game at a new venue.
Photo: Rob HomerAuckland Nines 2019: How to watchThe Nines will be played at the new Waverlei Stadium from January 15 to 25.
The NINE 2018 will take place at the former home of Auckland University, the Wairarapa Oval.AFL clubs will not be able to play at the New Zealand Stadium due to an AFL rule that requires teams to be located in their home state.
The rules have been a big blow for teams in South Australia and Western Australia, which have been waiting for a new home since 2014.
The Aussie Rules game between South Australia, Victoria and Western Australians was also cancelled in 2016 because of the rule.
The league’s decision has prompted fears the league’s fixture schedule could be affected.
The Rugby League Players’ Association (RLPA) has said it will push for an appeal to overturn the decision.
The decision was welcomed by rugby league clubs, but with a view to ensuring the new Auckland stadium remains open for the game to be played on.
A representative for the NRL said the league was reviewing the issue and would respond when appropriate.
“We are not making any changes to the date or location of the Niner game and we will take any opportunity to provide any further updates,” a spokeswoman said.
The Rabbitohs’ game against the Broncos at the venue is also set to be moved.