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NRL will name a new Immortal in 2018

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
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18th March, 2018
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Six retired stars will join the NRL’s Hall of Fame in 2018 according to CEO Todd Greenberg, and ‘up to two’ existing Hall-of-Famers may be elevated to Immortal status.

Greenberg confirmed a new program for adding to the Hall of Fame and elevating members to Immortal status on Monday, with the possibility that as many as two players can receive the game’s highest honour in any four-year block.

Although nothing is certain just yet, names like Darren Lockyer and Mal Meninga have been amongst the most often mentioned in the conversation about who could be next to receive the honour.

Current players like Johnathan Thurston and Cameron Smith would also appear to be likely candidates, but not until some time after their playing careers have concluded.

“Without question, one of the biggest topics in rugby league revolves around comparisons between heroes of our game… whether it’s players from decades ago or those from the modern era,” said Greenberg.

“This year, we will induct an additional six players into a new NRL Hall of Fame.

“They will join the 100 Greats – named in our Centenary year ten years ago – who gain automatic induction into the NRL Hall of Fame as the Charter Class.

“We will also relaunch the Immortals, with up to two players being given the ultimate honour in our game, every four years.

“And the first of those new Immortals will be chosen this year.“

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