Voting Criteria

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.
  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 & 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:

COMPONENT  POINTS  DESCRIPTION 
NOMINEES  25  FINAL BALLOT 
JUDGES  25  VOTING COLLEGE 
POINTS PER JUDGE  5 points  TOP SELECTION 
  4 points  SECOND SELECTION 
  3 points  THIRD SELECTION 
  2 points  FOURTH SELECTION 
  1 point  FIFTH & FINAL SELECTION 
TOTAL POINTS PER JUDGE  15 points  INDIVIDUAL AGGREGATE 
TOTAL POINTS AVAILABLE  375 points  TOTAL AGGREGATE 
TOTAL POINTS REQUIRED FOR INCLUSION  38 points >  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.

INDUCTION PARAMETERS – COACH & REFEREE

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

INDUCTION PARAMETERS – CONTRIBUTOR

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

 

IMMORTALS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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 10 players by the conclusion of the second deliberation stage.
  4. Final Ballot (10) 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.
  4. Screening Committee tasked with reducing the list from 20 to the final 10 players by the conclusion of the second deliberation stage.
  5. Final Ballot (10) confirmed and documented by the Awards Sub-Committee
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 10 
REVIEW  Awards Sub-Committee to finalise Final Ballot (10) 

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 ten (10) finalists on the Final Ten 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 TEN

  • 10 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:

COMPONENT  POINTS  DESCRIPTION 
NOMINEES  10 FINAL BALLOT 
JUDGES  12  SELECTION PANEL 
POINTS PER JUDGE    3 points  TOP SELECTION 
2 points  SECOND SELECTION 
1 points  THIRD & FINAL SELECTION 
TOTAL POINTS PER JUDGE  6 points  INDIVIDUAL AGGREGATE 
TOTAL POINTS AVAILABLE  72 points  TOTAL AGGREGATE 
TOTAL POINTS REQUIRED FOR INCLUSION  15 points >  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.