Mal Meninga enters the Immortals
The decision to elevate three players from the pre-World War II era to rugby league Immortality has only made his elevation to the elite group more illustrious, according to new inductee Mal Meninga.
The NRL unveiled a record five new Immortals on Wednesday night, with Meninga and Norm Provan the two traditional inductees as well as Dally Messenger, Frank Burge and Dave Brown.
Mal joined Mark Levy and Mark Riddell on Macquarie Sports Radio Breakfast
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The naming of some of the game’s founding figures came in the first time they were eligible to be named, after the NRL took control of the award from the now- defunct Rugby League Week Magazine.
And Meninga backed the decision, given the group of 13 men now represents the very best players of the game from its first year in 1908 to the 21st century.