John Eales should be inducted into the hall of fame - it is that simple.
In his peak was one of the greatest locks to play the game. A fantastic and inspirational leader. And by all accounts, one of the nicest guys to have ever played the game.
The hall of fame should be about recognising the greatest players who played the game and also who helped ensure that rugby continues to have a reputation as a game that value courage, bravery, teamwork, and integrity.
And John Eales was all of that and more.
One of the all-time greats in my mind even if every time I hear his name I think about that one moment in Wellington 2000.