BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Darren Lockyer of the Broncos in attack during the NRL second semi final match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Jonathan Wood/Getty Images)

Rugby league is set to to name its ninth Immortal in August, and the NRL compiled a list of the 10 candidates in line to receive the honour.

The player named to the will join an illustrious group featuring Reg Gasnier, Clive Churchill, John Raper, Bob Fulton, Graeme Langlands, Wally Lewis, Arthur Beetson and Andrew Johns.

In no order, here is the NRL’s shortlist of the legends who are in line to become the ninth Immortal, courtesy of


1. Dally Messenger

Dally Messenger could attack like no other and was a masterful goalkicker in the early 1900s. Messenger was so highly coveted that he played for Australia, New Zealand, Queensland and NSW, while the game’s most prestige domestic awards are named after him.



  1. Its gotta be Provan, your damn premiership trophy’s named after the bloke…its not rocket science

  2. Mal Meninga for certain and a toss up between Proven, Burge, Messenger and Brown. Matter of Fact all those mentioned are worthy immortals and already should have been given that honor. What should be considered is a catch up immortal category with about 10 plyers before 1945 immortalized.⏳

  3. To recognise anyone of them would be fitting, however, the whole concept of immortals becomes an oxymoron without the name Provan it becomes complete piffle????

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