Warriors and Kiwis icons Ruben Wiki and Stacey Jones say that they're both humbled and surprised by their inclusion as the latest inductees to the NRL's Hall of Fame, to be honoured at a dinner in Sydney tomorrow night.
Alongside Danny Buderus and Craig Young, Wiki and Jones are two of four players to join the 106 names in the NRL's Hall of Fame, recognised for services to the game during their careers.
Wiki, 46, played 311 games in his NRL career, split between the Canberra Raiders and the Warriors, as well as 55 appearances for the Kiwis at Test level.
Speaking to media today, Wiki spoke about what his inclusion in the NRL's Hall of Fame means to him.
"Stacey and I have been talking, we just weren't sure if it was for real," he said.
"Very humbling, a huge honour to represent our family and what we've done in the game. [I'm] looking forward to seeing the old players tomorrow."
Jones meanwhile, played his entire NRL career with the Warriors, widely regarded among the best in the club's history after 261 appearances, alongside his 48 Kiwis caps.
"It's a huge honour, something that's unexpected when we were told about it," Jones said.
"[I'm] certainly very humbled and honoured."
Jones also thanked his former teammates, coaches and support staff, as well as Wiki for their influence on his career.
"You look back at why you play the game, you think about all the coaches you had, the teammates you played with, you don't get these honours without their support.
"I played a lot of footy with Ruben, especially for New Zealand. It's pretty special. We'll go over to Aussie together [and] we'll enjoy it."
The pair will both become official inductees at a Sydney ceremony tomorrow night.