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).
Darren Lockyer could easily become the NRL’s 9th immortal. Possibly one of the most influential players in rugby league history, the Broncos knew they were right whenever Lockie was on the field.
From 1998-2007 Lockyer won the following awards, some multiple times: Dally M Fullback of the year, Clive Churchill Medal, Dally M Representative Player of the Year, Golden Boot (first player to do so in 2 positions), Dally M Five-Eighth of the Year, Proven Summons Medal, RLIF Back of the Year, Ron McAullife Medal, Wally Lewis Medal and the Harry Sunderland Medal.
Oh and he’s won 4 premierships with his beloved Brisbane Broncos, where in 2000 he won the aforementioned Clive Churchill Medal.