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The Canberra Raiders have received a huge boost on the eve of their clash with the New Zealand Warriors at Canberra Stadium, with Jarrod Croker re-signing with the club for a further two seasons until the end of 2015.
It caps off a huge week for the Goulburn junior as he scored the winning try and goal against the Roosters last Sunday, in his 100th game for the Raiders in the NRL.
The prolific point scorer now also sits fourth on the Raiders all time point scoring list with 590 points, sitting only behind club greats David Furner (1218), Clinton Schifcofske (1052) and Mal Meninga (864).
Croker said he was excited to be able to agree to a new deal with the Raiders and said he never wanted to play for any other club and is thrilled to stay in Canberra.
“The Raiders are the club where I started in the juniors and have made my way up into first grade and I love pulling on the green jersey every week,” Croker said. “To be able to sign a new deal is a great thing for me and I can concentrate on putting in for the team I love playing for each week.
“It’s been a great week but we know we have to back it up from last week and beat the Warriors tomorrow night.”
Raiders CEO Don Furner said it’s great to have another local product committing to the club and said Croker is a great example for young players coming through the ranks.
“We’re thrilled to have Jarrod re-sign with the club, he’s a local junior and a wonderful role model for us as a club,” Furner said. “Jarrod is the perfect example of what young players coming through the grades should be working towards and he has the potential to finish his career as one of the greats of the club.”