Two of New Zealand’s greatest ever players – Stacey Jones and Ruben Wiki – will join Danny Buderus and Craig Young as the latest to enter the NRL Hall of Fame.

Junior Warriors coach and club legend Stacey Jones

Junior Warriors coach and club legend Stacey Jones Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The governing body announced the four former champion players would be formally inducted at a ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday night.

They were selected by a panel of 24 judges.

Mark Graham became the first Kiwi to be recognised for his playing achievements when he was among six entrants last year.

However Jones and Wiki, who are both included in New Zealand’s team of the century, are arguably more well-known than the former Kiwis captain.

Jones is largely remembered as the country’s best playmaker, scoring 160 points in 46 Tests for the Kiwis, and leading Auckland to their first grand final in 2002.

He played 261 games for the Warriors before retiring in 2009.

Wiki is regarded as one of the toughest players of his era, beginning in the centres in Canberra before transitioning into front-row.

He was part of the Raiders’ premiership triumph in 1994, playing the majority of his 311 games in the nation’s capital before playing four seasons with the Warriors.

His 55 Tests is still the record for most games for New Zealand.

Both Jones and Wiki remain involved with the Warriors to this day.

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