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.


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