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By Nathan Davis

St George Illawarra Dragons winger Yaw Kiti Glymin is hoping to wow audiences at the upcoming NRL Auckland Nines tournament to be held at Eden Park, Auckland this weekend.

Glymin, who is in the midst of his second season with the first-grade squad, is jumping at the opportunity to wear the Red V during rugby league’s newest competition and test himself against some of the competition’s big names.    

The local Arncliffe Scots admits he has spoken to several teammates about what to expect at the fast-tempo pre-season fixtures and hopes to do his part for the team.

“I am definitely excited. It’s going to be a good weekend with a lot of exciting football, and I was happy to be named and be a part of it,” said Glymin.

“The Nines is a stage for everyone to show their skill and athletic abilities. So I will be playing my best and hopefully grab that first grade spot.

 “Last year’s boys told me that it’s a really different to any other football they had played. The game moves very fast and is played off the cuff, which is good for outside backs like me,” he said.

“Mary will probably change me between centre and wing, or wherever I am needed. It’s not as structured as normal footy, so the boys can slide in almost anywhere.

 “I think Eto will be a crowd favourite. He played last year and he was up there as one of the top tryscorers. He will be really exciting to watch and play with and I can’t wait.”

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