Before a ball had been kicked, there was a bizarre moment at the Perth Nines, featuring the New Zealand Warriors women.

This year's tournament kicked off today as a preview of the upcoming NRL season, and the strange moment happened when the Warriors women's team fronted wearing the men's jerseys for their first game of the tournament.

Why? Because their jerseys were left in the team hotel.

Andrew Voss said "It's quite unbelievable, there are some jerseys missing."


It didn't seem to worry them too much though, as they claimed a 13-8 win over the Sydney Roosters to kick off the event.

There was no good news for the men's team however, as Kurt Gidley turned back the clock to inspire the Newcastle Knights to a 34-0 thrashing of the Warriors.

The record for the biggest score in a Nines match was 35-0, set in the previous game - between the Panthers (35) and Roosters (0).