Jarrod Croker has re-signed with the Raiders after a superb 2014 season.
Canberra Raiders have received a huge boost ahead of its final home match of the season, with centre Jarrod Croker re-signing with the club until the end of the 2014 season.
Croker was contracted until the end of the 2015 season, however his good form has seen the Raiders lock the 23-year-old away for a further three seasons.
Despite the Raiders’ poor season, Croker sits just one try behind Semi Radrada for the NRL’s top try scorer and eight points behind Johnathan Thurston for the NRL’s top point scorer this season.
The local Canberra junior said he was ecstatic with to remain with the Raiders.
“I’m very excited to be remaining at the club where I made my debut and we’re I’ve been able to start and build on my NRL career,” Croker said.
“Canberra is a place I love and where I want to play my football and I believe we have a bright future ahead of us.
“Being named Captain for the few games is a huge honour and I’ve enjoyed leading the team out over the past couple of weeks.”
Raiders chief executive Don Furner said Croker had the talent to go down as one of the club’s all-time greats.
“Jarrod is a pleasure to have at the club both on and off the field and we see him as a leader who can help take us forward into the future,” Furner said.
“He’s another local junior who has committed to the club long term and his form over the past few seasons makes him a valuable player for us here at the Raiders.
“His record at just 23 years of age of playing close to 150 matches and scoring almost 900 points is remarkable and he has the potential to break all of our clubs records.
“The club congratulates Jarrod on the new deal and we look forward to him continuing his great form for the Raiders over the next few seasons.”