BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 10: Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys during the round two NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium on March 10, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Over the past few years, the idea of the rugby league Immortal has become increasingly prestigious, with becoming an Immortal the equivalent of joining the Hall of Fame in other sports.

There has been plenty of speculation as to who will be the game’s ninth immortal following Andrew Johns being announced as the eighth in 2012.

Here are 10 players who could be named as the next Immortal (in no particular order).

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Mal Meninga

ENGLAND – 1994: Mal Meninga of the Kangaroos poses for a photo during the Australian Kangaroos Rugby League photocall for the upcoming tour of Great Britain held in England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The list begins with the runner up in the 8th immortal decision. Mal Meninga has quite the resume for the spot of immortal number 9.

He has won 3 premierships with the Canberra Raiders as their captain, played 32 games for the Queensland Origin team and 46 games for Australia at representative level.

He’s even made history in today’s game coaching Queensland to 8 Origin wins in a row. He’s also won multiple individual awards, winning the Golden Boot in 1989, back to back Dally M Centre of the Year awards in 1990 and 1991, Rugby League Week Player of the Year in 1990, and Dally M Captain of the year twice in 1991 and 1994.

If that isn’t enough, Meninga has scored a total of 1,683 points in his professional career.

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