The Immortals are the best to have played rugby league.
To be chosen as an Immortal is the greatest honour a player can receive and it is widely considered that to earn the accolade he needs to have changed the game or had an impact beyond his career.
Ninth Immortal to be named in 2018
NRL chief executive officer Todd Greenberg has confirmed that a ninth Immortal will be chosen in 2018.
Immortal candidates: The pre-war pioneers
The ninth immortal will be announced later in the year with a panel of experts set to decide who will join names like Reg Gasnier, Wally Lewis and Andrew Johns as part of the illustrious club.
Messenger and Brown enter the Immortals race
For the first time since the establishment of the Immortals concept in 1981, players from the pre-World War II era will be considered - meaning the feats of Dally Messenger and Dave Brown will be compared to those of Darren Lockyer, Mal Meninga and Norm Provan.