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Immortal status sinking in for Mal Meninga: ‘It’s bigger than me’

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Rugby league’s newest Immortal says the enormity of the honour is starting to sink in.

Former Canberra Raiders and Queensland star Mal Meninga was elevated to the game’s highest status on Wednesday night.

He’s become one of just 13 Immortals of the sport, a fitting tribute for a phenomenal career.

Mal Meninga

  • Debuted for Queensland at 19
  • Won three premierships as captain of the Canberra Raiders
  • The only player to go on four Kangaroos tours
  • Coached Queensland to nine Origin series wins in 10 years
  • Currently undefeated as Australian test coach

He tells Alan Jones his new status is a true honour.

“The more I think about it AJ, the more I realise that it’s bigger than me I reckon.

“It’s about family, it’s about friends, it’s about people who supported and believed in me through my footy life.

“I think they deserve as much recognition as I do.”

Humble as always, Mal took the time to thank Alan for his years of support.

“Thanks AJ. As you know, I always appreciate your friendship and words of advice mate, so thank you.”

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