Hall of Fame

Categories

Player

Individuals whom have competed in the elite premiership rugby league competition in Australia and achieved outstanding feats on and off the field throughout a professional playing career.

Coach

Individuals that have coached in the elite premiership rugby league competition in Australia and consistently achieved outstanding results throughout a professional coaching career.

Referee

Individuals that have officiated in the elite premiership rugby league competition in Australia and displayed fairness and integrity consistently throughout a career as a match official.

Contributor

Individuals that have contributed significantly to the growth, popularity and prosperity of the elite premiership rugby league competition in Australia.

Eligibility Criteria

Player

1. Individual must have competed in the elite premiership rugby league competition in Australia

2. Individual must have played the majority of their elite rugby league career in Australia1

3. Individual must be retired five (5) years from competing in a professional sporting competition

Coach

1. Individual must have coached at a first-grade level in the elite premiership rugby league competition in Australia

2. Individual may be nominated and inducted at any stage of professional or post-career

Referee

1. Individual must have officiated at a first-grade level in the elite premiership rugby league competition in Australia

2. Individual must be retired three (3) years from officiating in the elite rugby league competition in Australia

Contributor

1. Individual must have contributed significantly to the elite premiership rugby league competition in Australia in fields other than Player, Coach or Referee.

2. Individual may be nominated and inducted at any stage of professional or post-career

Metrics of Excellence

The Metrics of Excellence, or simply Metrics, is a tailored weighting system applied to specific accolades and areas of achievement at the elite level of the game (i.e. Premiership games played; State of Origin games played; Dally M Medal; Clive Churchill Medal, Grand Finals played, etc.).

The Metrics application automatically compiles players based on the aggregate of points achieved through their collective career achievements. A purely objective function, the application effectively acts as a filtering mechanism.

Equalisation functions are built into the Metrics application to ensure parity for players from different eras of the game (i.e. Pre-War, Wartime period, Super League, etc.) and competitions (i.e. Brisbane Rugby League, Country Rugby League, etc.)

Voting Process - Player

1. Metrics of Excellence (see Metrics of Excellence) applied to all individuals that have competed in the elite premiership rugby league competition in Australia from 1908 through to the designated qualification year

2. Complete list of qualified players (see Elite Player Register) recompiled based on Metrics results.

3. Top one-hundred (100) players to achieve the highest aggregate of points through the Metrics process, extracted from complete list and populated on to the Hall of Fame Provisional Ballot (see Provisional Ballot).

4. Provisional Ballot advanced to Screening Committee (see Screening Committee) for screening process (see Screening Process)

5. Top twenty-five (25) players selected via screening process populated on to the Hall of Fame Final Ballot (see Final Ballot).

6. Final Ballot advanced to Voting College (see Voting College – Hall of Fame) for final selection

Screening Process – Hall of Fame

1. Provisional Ballot presented to the Screening Committee for initial evaluation.

2. Screening Committee to reduce the Provisional Ballot to fifty (50) by the end of the first deliberation stage (see Table.1).

3. Screening Committee then tasked with reducing the list from 50 to the final 25 players by the conclusion of the second deliberation stage.

4. Final Ballot (25) confirmed and documented by the Awards Sub-Committee

SCREENING PROCESS - HALL OF FAME  
 COMPONENT  OUTPUT
 SCREENING  Overview and Briefing
 PROVISIONAL BALLOT  Presentation of Provisional Ballot List
 DELIBERATION STAGE 1  Provisional Ballot reduced to 50
INTERMISSION & REVIEW  
 DISCUSSION POINTS  Key Discussion Points tabled for 50
 DELIBERATION STAGE 2  50 Nominated reduced to final 25
 REVIEW  Awards Sub-Committee to finalise Final Ballot (25)

Elite Player Register 

  • Complete list of players that have competed in the elite premiership rugby league competition in Australia since 1908

Provisional Ballot 

  • 100+ Players to achieve the highest aggregate of points from Metrics

Final Ballot 

  • 25 players elected by the Hall of Fame Screening Committee from the Provisional Ballot

Induction Determinant– Hall of Fame*

Individuals that achieve an aggregate of 10% or greater of the total points available (375) will qualify for induction into the NRL Hall of Fame (see Table.2): Table.2

 COMPONENTPOINTS DESCRIPTION 
 NOMINEES  25  FINAL BALLOT
 JUDGES  25  VOTING COLLEGE
 POINTS PER JUDGE 

 
 TOP SELECTION
4 SECOND SELECTION
3  THIRD SELECTION
2  FOURTH SELECTION
1  FIFTH & FINAL SELECTION
TOTAL POINTS PER JUDGE  15  INDIVIDUAL AGGREGATE
TOTAL POINTS AVAILABLE 375 TOTAL AGGREGRATE
TOTAL POINTS REQUIRED FOR INCLUSION 38 > 10% OF TOTAL VOTES

*Top six (6) points recipients will be formally inducted in the inaugural season (2018)

Induction Parameters – Player

  • Minimum two (2) inductions – Maximum four (4) inductions per annual cycle (see Cycle) In the event players, outside of the top four tally the same number of votes as those within the top four – a countback mechanism will be executed to determine who received the higher number of five (5) point votes, four (4) point votes, three (3) point votes, etc. (see Table.3)

Induction Parameters – Coach & Referee

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

Induction Parameters – Contributer

  • Minimum of one (1) induction – Maximum three (3) inductions per two-year cycle