In some good news for the Raiders, McCrone has signed a new two-year deal with the club.
Canberra Raiders playmaker Josh McCrone has re-signed a new two-year deal which will keep him with the club until at least the end of the 2016 season.
It will come as good news for Raiders fans, who’ve seen the club miss out on luring James Tedesco, Josh Mansour, Michael Ennis and Kevin Proctor to the capital.
The 27-year-old said he was excited to help build the Raiders into a genuine premiership contender.
“I’m pleased to have my future secure here in Canberra and I look forward to building on the new culture that Ricky Stuart has started here in Canberra,” he said.
“A number of great players have re-signed so far this year and I believe we have a team who can improve and become a finals contender.”
Raiders CEO Don Furner said the club was happy to have a Raiders junior stay with the club, citing McCrone’s versatility as being a key factor in why he is considered such an important player at the club.
“Josh has played over 100 NRL matches for the Raiders and is one of the team’s most consistent performers,” he said.
“He moved here from Temora in Country NSW and played his junior football with the club, before making his NRL debut in 2009.
“He can play in the halves or at hooker and we see his role as an important one for the Raiders over the next two seasons.”
The Raiders currently sit 14th on the NRL ladder, winning just four of its 13 matches this year.