9th Immortal

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  1. Albert Rosenfeld

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    Thurston is not a strong defender either.
     
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  2. 8Ball

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    Think we need a Lockyer v Johns thread..
     
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    Since they've decided to keep this Immortals thing going, and since its now under the custody of the NRL, they should have some rules. Once an immortal is chosen, another cannot be announced for 5 years, or even 10. The players under consideration should be made public before the announcement, and beaten nominees should not be allowed to be nominated again. This would most likely mean only one current player can become an immortal, and that seems a good outcome to me. Too many immortals cheapens the concept. There were too many players from one champion side in the early days of it.
     
  4. ed-grimley

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    No we don't.
     
  5. ed-grimley

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    You mean like Raper and Gasnier?
     
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    That's them. Chang too.
     
  7. Jason Maher

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    If Norm Provan isn't finally inducted, the entire concept is a joke.
     
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  8. Albert Rosenfeld

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    No. Norm Provan was nothing more than a tall, successful appliance salesman. As a rugby league second rower he was inferior to his sometime English team mate Dick Huddart, and to the brilliant Bob McCarthy and Ron Coote.
     
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    You’re a disgrace to your alt user name Adam.
     
  10. ed-grimley

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    If they name Provan they should look at Ken Irvine. I think he still holds the record for tries in first grade club football - achieved mostly at the unfashionable Bears. He has a few less tries than Lockyer for Australia but scored them in a lot less games. He was selected as one of the wingers in the team of the century.
    Feel free to correct any of my "facts".
     
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  11. Captain Apollo

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    LOL immortal is such a dumb thing,just have a hall of fame and that's it.
     
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    Well thank god RLW no longer has the Immortals. Whoever was pushing for Lockyer in 2012 was insane.
     
  15. Captain Apollo

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    Well looks like we are going to get a 9th and 10th Immortal this year. The following is from the NRL's website -

    There is a video explaing the new set up, if you click on the link at the top of my post.
     
  16. Captain Apollo

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    The following is also from the NRL's website -

    Lots of players from the pre-WW2 era who deserve consideration. I'd be shocked if Dally Messenger does not get in at some stage considering his importance to the founding of the code in Australia.
     
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    Dave Brown? The original concept was for players post WWII.

    They're just making it up as they go along now.
     
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    If they are considering pre WWII then lockyer and meninga are no chance.

    Its Brown, Burge, Messenger before anyone else.
     
  19. Captain Apollo

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    Yeah well that might have been at the incpetion, but as it is now owned by the code itself, how can you say "sorry, pre World War 2, your contribution did nothing so we won't recognise you? That is daft.

    For example, Dave Browns's record of 38 tries in a season and 45 points scored in 1 game still stand. You want to say those kinds of feats don't deserve to at least be considered?

    Also for those not surte who is currently in the Hall of Fame, haave a look here - https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/03/19/the-nrl-hall-of-fame-100-players/
     
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    Not necessarily.

    Also it is not just 1 Immortal that can be added every 4 years, but they can vote in 2.
     

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