Hall Of Fame Relaunched, 14th Immortal To Be Inducted

The National Rugby League (NRL) will relaunch the Hall of Fame with a special ceremony, including the induction of the first Immortal since 2018.

Following a specially convened meeting of the Hall of Fame Committee, the NRL has announced the process around the 2024 induction, which will include:

  • the induction of the first Rugby League Immortal since 2018
  • the induction of eleven (11) male players, six (6) female players, two (2) coaches, two (2) referees, and four (4) contributors

The NRL will hold a special ceremony on Wednesday, August 21 to induct all members into the NRL Hall of Fame.

The NRL can confirm esteemed radio and television broadcaster David Morrow will be inducted into the 2024 Hall of Fame as a Contributor.

Morrow, who was awarded an OAM for services to sport, sports broadcasting and the community in 2005, was a radio and television commentator for the ABC through four decades, before joining the 2GB commentary team in 2015.

A special Hall of Fame Committee, featuring some of the game's most esteemed Rugby League individuals, met recently to agree on future process and inductees for the Hall of Fame Awards.

It was agreed by the panel that the Hall of Fame would be selected under the following cycle:

  • two (2) Male Players be inducted into the Hall of Fame per year
  • one (1) Female Player be inducted into the Hall of Fame per year
  • two (2) Coach inductions per four-year cycle
  • two (2) Referee inductions per four-year cycle
  • three (3) Contributor (Print Media, Broadcast Media, Administrator) inductions per four-year cycle
  • one (1) Immortal induction per four-year cycle

It was also agreed at the Hall of Fame Committee meeting that the 2024 Hall of Fame induction would include representatives from the most recent cycle based on the years since 2019 which featured no formal Hall of Fame recognition.

The group also agreed that players must have been retired for at least three (3) years prior to being considered for the Hall of Fame.

ARLC Chairman Peter V'landys AM said the esteemed group had ensured the legacy of the Hall of Fame would be acknowledged appropriately.

"Those being acknowledged are legends of the game and their achievements through the course of the game's history will now be honoured in the Hall of Fame forever," Mr V'landys said.

"I'm so pleased that the group were unanimous around the induction of David Morrow. David is a legendary contributor to the game over many decades and has provided colourful and insightful coverage of the game in his own unique style.

"He has a health battle on his hands and the Committee were steadfast in their view that 'Thirsty' should be afforded this recognition as soon as possible."

/NRL Public Release. This material from the originating organization/author(s) might be of the point-in-time nature, and edited for clarity, style and length. Mirage.News does not take institutional positions or sides, and all views, positions, and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the author(s).View in full here.