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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by Bay53 » August 6, 2019, 8:58 pm

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I’ll start. First time I saw Jarrod Croker play was in junior reps out at Seiffert Oval. You could tell straight away he’d be a first grader and I thought a rep player. He deserves to have had a shot at the Blues and Kangaroos, hopefully that’s still to come.

The top try and point scorer in the club’s history, a great player and an absolute credit to the club as captain on and off the field.
Yeah, remember watching him in the U20's comp back in 2008. He was always dependable but didn't get the same attention as some of the 'stars' like Dugan, Vidot, Picker and Carney. Then watched him play for Souths Logan in the pre-season curtain raiser for the Raiders vs Dogs trial at Logan Reserve. That was the first time I thought he looked genuine first grade talent. There was something about the way he moved across the turf. Ran great lines and had an almost effortless change of direction to wrong foot the defense.

Interestingly of that team that won the 2008 U20s comp only him, Dugan and Fensom turned in successful NRL careers. Shows how hard it is for the top juniors to transition into the NRL.
Not strictly speaking counted because he was injured and missed the GF but Joel Thompson has also had a very good career.

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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by Northern Raider » August 6, 2019, 11:31 pm

Bay53 wrote:
August 6, 2019, 8:58 pm
Northern Raider wrote:
August 5, 2019, 3:01 pm
greeneyed wrote:
August 5, 2019, 2:16 pm
I’ll start. First time I saw Jarrod Croker play was in junior reps out at Seiffert Oval. You could tell straight away he’d be a first grader and I thought a rep player. He deserves to have had a shot at the Blues and Kangaroos, hopefully that’s still to come.

The top try and point scorer in the club’s history, a great player and an absolute credit to the club as captain on and off the field.
Yeah, remember watching him in the U20's comp back in 2008. He was always dependable but didn't get the same attention as some of the 'stars' like Dugan, Vidot, Picker and Carney. Then watched him play for Souths Logan in the pre-season curtain raiser for the Raiders vs Dogs trial at Logan Reserve. That was the first time I thought he looked genuine first grade talent. There was something about the way he moved across the turf. Ran great lines and had an almost effortless change of direction to wrong foot the defense.

Interestingly of that team that won the 2008 U20s comp only him, Dugan and Fensom turned in successful NRL careers. Shows how hard it is for the top juniors to transition into the NRL.
Not strictly speaking counted because he was injured and missed the GF but Joel Thompson has also had a very good career.
Yep, fair call. He was a key player all year.
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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

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Sydney Roosters games bookend career milestones for Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker

This Sunday Jarrod Croker becomes just the second player in Raiders' history to join the 250-game club, still 68 behind club leader Jason Croker. The latest milestone comes against the team Croker faced in his NRL debut in 2009.

"It's something I'm very proud of," Croker said of his 250th game. "If you told me I'd play 250 games for this club all that time ago, I would have laughed at you.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/08/07/roo ... ilestones/

VIDEO: Croker proud of latest milestone: Raiders captain Jarrod Croker admits he's proud to reach 250 games for the club and is stoked to be reaching it in front of a big crowd at Canberra Stadium on Sunday afternoon: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/08 ... milestone/
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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

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Croker 250

This weekend, Canberra Captain Jarrod Croker will continue to cement himself in Raiders folklore when he becomes the second ever player to make 250 appearances in the lime green jersey.

"We’re going to do as much as we can to get the win for Jarrod,” said Whitehead. “[Croker] can keep getting those appearances and will one day get to the top, but this week we need that win," Elliott Whitehead said.

Read more: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/08/07/croker-250/

VIDEO: Highlights: A tribute to Jarrod Croker: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/08 ... od-croker/
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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by TongueFTW » August 8, 2019, 12:40 pm

If you watch the tries that Jarrod has scored for the Raiders, you will see it all - great footwork, leaping for bombs, running through for grubbers, surprising strength/fend and speed. Also very good at setting up his outside man. He really is an extremely underrated attacking player. He has come up with plenty of clutch plays - whether they be goals, one on one strips, or cover defence.

He has been the scapegoat for our defensive frailties over the years, which I am still adamant were partly due to our poor control of the ruck and line speed making it extremely hard for our edge defence. Teams that allow a roll on like we have in the past few years are invariably found out on the edges, as it gives the opposition time and space to put on plays.

He has had a fantastic career, and it has been a pleasure watching him through the 20s to club captain - watching that development is what supporting a football team is all about. Off the field, you couldn't find a nicer guy and a better representative for the team. Congratulations Jarrod! Here's to 150 more.

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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by BJ » August 8, 2019, 1:06 pm

Crokes is now the complete package.

He continues to work hard to improve elements in his game. Plenty of talented young players like Dugan or Aitken etc haven’t improved because they don’t recognise their flaws and work endlessly to improve them.

Croker is the ultimate rugby league professional getting 5% better each season without fuss.

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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by yeh raiders » August 8, 2019, 3:57 pm

Huge achievement! :clap: :clap:

And I hope he beats Cameron Smith’s point scoring record.

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Post by greeneyed » August 9, 2019, 6:33 pm

Jarrod Croker taking his place among Canberra Raiders stars

Jarrod Croker's face is the first that springs to mind when Raiders coach Stuart pictures Canberra's core values of courage, respect, integrity, and professionalism.

"My number one goal for the club is premierships and that's why I'm hanging around," Croker says.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239

Couldn't happen to a nicer bloke - Jarrod Croker's 250th NRL game

If you see someone pacing nervously around Canberra Stadium on Sunday, it could be Jarrod Croker's mum, Pauline. Greg, Croker's dad and Pauline's husband, says she gets a bit worried during games.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239
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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by greeneyed » August 9, 2019, 10:07 pm

Jarrod Croker will go down in history as one of the Raiders greats

Such is his popularity, it would be no surprise to see a generation of young rugby league players in Canberra running around in the future donning Jarrod Croker-style white headgear.

This could be partly due to the fact that he gives his headgear away to fans after each game, but more so as a reflection of his positive influence within the community, not just rugby league.

Read more: https://the-riotact.com/jarrod-croker-w ... ats/316935
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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by greeneyed » August 10, 2019, 10:51 am

Raiders Co-Captain Jarrod Croker's trajectory shows no sign of dipping at game 250

The sports world outside the ACT's borders is finally starting to catch up with how well the Canberra Raiders are performing — and more attention is coming as the club's co-captain prepares to hit a major milestone.

This season has already seen Croker become the youngest player in the history of the game to reach 1,900 NRL points, and overtake the similarly-named Jason Croker as the leading try scorer for the Raiders.

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Post by yurithe1 » August 10, 2019, 1:06 pm

Congrats to a fine player.
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VIDEO: From the trots to 250: Raiders co-captain Jarrod Croker reveals his love of harness racing, how proud he is to reach 250 games and what it would mean to win a premiership:

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/08/10/fro ... ts-to-250/
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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by RedRaider » August 10, 2019, 7:58 pm

Looking forward to watching him run out for his 250th FG game. I hope he has a blinder.

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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by gangrenous » August 10, 2019, 9:27 pm

Congratulations Captain. Hope you bag a double and kick 8 goals!

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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by greeneyed » August 10, 2019, 9:28 pm

gangrenous wrote:
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Congratulations Captain. Hope you bag a double and kick 8 goals!
I hope he and the team WINS!
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Post by gangrenous » August 10, 2019, 9:30 pm

If he kicks 8 goals and we lose then it’s been a bizarre game!

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Post by Thomas Raider » August 10, 2019, 10:11 pm

Congratulations Toots Jnr,legend of the club,and a nice bloke as well.

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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by -PJ- » August 11, 2019, 6:28 am

I hope there's a big banner he gets to run through and he gets stuck.

So Papa rips it to shreds....

That'd be funny..live on Foxsports.
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Post by Sid » August 11, 2019, 8:45 am

-PJ- wrote:I hope there's a big banner he gets to run through and he gets stuck.

So Papa rips it to shreds....

That'd be funny..live on Foxsports.
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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by raiderskater » August 11, 2019, 9:40 am

greeneyed wrote:
August 10, 2019, 9:28 pm
gangrenous wrote:
August 10, 2019, 9:27 pm
Congratulations Captain. Hope you bag a double and kick 8 goals!
I hope he and the team WINS!
If the skipper scores two tries and kicks 8 goals and we lose something has gone drastically wrong.
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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by bonehead » August 11, 2019, 10:20 am

raiderskater wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
August 10, 2019, 9:28 pm
gangrenous wrote:
August 10, 2019, 9:27 pm
Congratulations Captain. Hope you bag a double and kick 8 goals!
I hope he and the team WINS!
If the skipper scores two tries and kicks 8 goals and we lose something has gone drastically wrong.
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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by greeneyed » August 11, 2019, 6:20 pm

VIDEO: Teammates, celebrities and family pay tribute to Jarrod Croker: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/08 ... od-croker/
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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by Northern Raider » August 11, 2019, 6:41 pm

Wonder if he'll remember his 250th. Looked out of it when he got replaced.
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Re: Congratulations to Jarrod Croker on his 250th match!

Post by greeneyed » August 12, 2019, 11:24 am

VIDEO: Croker 250 Jersey Presentation: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/08 ... sentation/
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