The Northern Rail Nines is a rugby league nines tournament held in Lytham St Annes and Blackpool Lancashire, England as part of a celebration weekend encompassing the Northern Rail Cup Final.
The inaugural tournament was held on 11 and 12 July 2009 and was won by Blackpool Panthers with Halifax winning the Plate final.
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