Stacey Jones - Kiwi immortal

Stacey Jones was honoured at the Auckland Rugby League awards dinner on Wednesday night.

He has been inducted as a Kiwi immortal, alongside the likes of Mark Graham, Dean Bell and Gary Freeman.

It's the first time the honour has been bestowed on a current player.

Stacey Jones is set for another painful night on Saturday in the NRL semifinal against the Raiders, as he battles on with his groin problems.

He has only played in two games since mid-July, and the Warriors star half admits he is not fully recovered, but he is learning to play through the pain.

Jones says he is dealing with the injury as best as possible, but it is hanging around.

However, he now knows the limitations of the injury and is more confident with his role.