Immortals

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Individual must be a member of the NRL Hall of Fame

Selection Process

  1. Hall of Fame Player Register (see Hall of Fame Player Register) – less current Immortals – advanced by Awards Sub-Committee to Screening Committee for screening process
  2. Screening Committee to reduce Hall of Fame Player Register to 20 by the end of the first deliberation stage
  3. Screening Committee tasked with reducing the list from 20 to the final 5 players by the conclusion of the second deliberation stage.
  4. Final Ballot (5) confirmed and documented by the Awards Sub-Committee

Screening Process - Immortals

  1. Screening Committee invited to take part in designated one (1) day screening session hosted by the Awards Sub-Committee.
  2. Eligible players from the Hall of Fame Player Register presented to the Screening Committee for initial evaluation.
  3. Screening Committee tasked with reducing the extended list down to twenty (20) by the end of the first deliberation stage (see Table.4).
  4. Screening Committee tasked with reducing the list from 20 to the final 5 players by the conclusion of the second deliberation stage.
  5. Final Ballot (5) confirmed and documented by the Awards Sub-Committee Table.4 
SCREENING PROCESS - IMMORTALS  
 COMPONENT  OUTPUT
 SCREENING  Overview & Briefing
 PROVISIONAL BALLOT  Presentation of Hall of Fame Player Register
 DELIBERATION STAGE 1  Hall of Fame Player Register reduced to 20
  INTERMISSION & REVIEW
 DISCUSSION POINTS  Key Discussion Points tabled for 20
 DELIBERATION STAGE 2  20 nominated reduced to final 5
 REVIEW  Awards Sub-Committee to finalise Final Ballot (5)

Selection Panel Guidelines 

  1. Selection Panel members nominated and confirmed by Awards Sub-Committee
  2. Selection Panel to consist of twelve (12) members
  3. Selection Panel to convene for one (1) voting session hosted by Awards Sub-Committee
  4. Selection Panel to be provided with Guiding Principles to support voting process
  5. Selection Panel presented all five (5) finalists on the Final Five via the official Hall of Fame Voting Application e.g. detailed biographies, images and career statistics.
  6. Selection Panel to submit a total of three (3) nominations via 3-point voting system (see Voting Determinant - Immortals)
  7. Selection Panel auto-prompted to review selections before submitting final votes
  8. Final votes submitted to Independent Auditor (see Auditor)

Note: Votes cannot be changed or retracted once submitted via voting application

Hall of Fame Player Register

  • Complete list of players inducted into the NRL Hall of Fame

Final Five

  • 5 players elected by Screening Committee out of the Hall of Fame Register

Induction Determinant - Immortals

  • Individuals that achieve an aggregate of 20% or greater of the total votes available will qualify for induction into the Immortals (see Table.5):

Table.5

COMPONENT POINTS  DESCRIPTION
 NOMINEES  5  FINAL BALLOT
 JUDGES  12  SELECTION PANEL
 POINTS PER JUDGE    3  TOP SELECTION
 2  SECOND SELECTION
1  THIRD & FINAL SELECTION
 TOTAL POINTS PER JUDGE  6  INDIVIDUAL AGGREGATE
 TOTAL POINTS AVAILABLE  72  TOTAL AGGREGATE
TOTAL POINTS REQUIRED FOR INCLUSION 15 > 20% OF TOTAL VOTES

Induction Parameters – Immortals

Minimum of one (1) induction – Maximum two (2) inductions per four (4) year cycle

In the event two (2) or more individuals achieve the same number of votes – a countback mechanism will be executed to determine who received the higher tally of three (3) point votes, two (2) point votes and one (1) point votes. 

Important: It will be at the discretion of the Awards Sub-Committee whether a second induction is qualified.