SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 17: Nick Cotric of the Raiders (L) celebrates a try with Jarrod Croker and Josh Hodgson during the round 15 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on June 17, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Canberra have announced both Jarrod Croker and Josh Hodgson will lead the club out in 2019, with Croker welcoming the Englishman alongside him as skipper of the Raiders.

Croker revealed the decision on his Instagram, and said it was a decision that wasn’t made lightly.

I just wanted to take the opportunity to let all of our members and fans know about an important decision we’ve made today for the team and our club,” Croker began on his Instagram account.

Ricky and I have been discussing for a while a way we can strengthen the leadership in the team and we’ve decided to have Josh Hodgson join me as Captain of the club.

Having two Captains gives us the chance to take the team to the next level and we know Josh is an experienced and passionate club man who will give his all to the role.

For me it’s the opportunity to grow as a leader and I could not have anyone better suited to stand beside me than Hodgo.

I can’t wait to get the season started and I know the squad has been working during the first part of the pre-season.

All the best for Christmas, and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. 

Croker has been the club’s sole captain since 2015, but will have another partner in crime next season.


    • If Croker was wearing any other jersey he would have been in the blues squad and possibly Australian squad by now…

      • That statement is so true GreenBlooded, most underrated player IMO.
        I will put him next to another favourite underrated player of mine in Alan Tongue

        • The problem is, Croker is not a flashy player. No touches of brilliance like Roberts and Mitchell has…but…Croker has to be be the most solid all round centre in the game. He’s always there or there abouts. Week in week out he always works hard for his side and performs consistently. Most likely a bias opinion but I think over all, Croker is the best centre in the game.

  1. Both Croker and Hodgson are very good players, That’s about it for the Raiders I’m afraid. Having lost Paulo, Shannon Boyd and Blake Austin, and with Rapana injured and Wighton in trouble I can see a spoon coming in 2019 for the green machine.

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