The Manly Sea Eagles have announced the signing of exciting young half Lachlan Croker for 2018 on a one-year deal.
A former NSW U18s and U20s player, the skilful five-eighth/half-back has also represented the Australian U20s team.
Croker made his NRL debut for the Canberra Raiders in the win over the Sydney Roosters at GIO Stadium in round two of the 2016 season.
A player with a great running and kicking game, Croker will be looking to further his NRL career at the Sea Eagles after playing the past two seasons for Mounties in the Intrust Super Premiership.
A Goulburn junior, Croker is the nephew of former Canberra Raiders forward Jason Croker.
Sea Eagles Regional Scout Scott Fulton said Croker offers tremendous utility value.
“Lachlan is a very good player who has come to Manly looking for an opportunity,’’ Fulton said.
“He is a player with plenty of pace who can cover several positions including half, five-eighth, and hooker.”
Manly Sea Eagles 2018 Player Movements
Lachlan Croker (Canberra Raiders, 2019), Jack Gosiewski (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2019), Trent Hodkinson (Newcastle Knights, 2019), Toafofoa Sipley (New Zealand Warriors, 2019), Moses Suli (Wests Tigers, 2019), Kelepi Tanginoa (Parramatta Eels, 2019), Joel Thompson (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2019)
Pita Godinet (Wests Tigers), Blake Green (New Zealand Warriors), Brenton Lawrence (retired), Jesse Martin (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Steve Matai (retired), Nate Myles (retired), Brett Stewart (retired)
Manase Fainu (2019), Addin Fonua-Blake (2020), Darcy Lussick (2021), Brad Parker (2019), Jorge Taufua (2019), Frank Winterstein (2019)
|Off Contract 2019|
Jade Anderson, Lachlan Croker, Cade Cust, Brendan Elliot, Manase Fainu, Tevita Funa, Reuben Garrick, Jack Gosiewski, Trent Hodkinson, Albert Hopoate, Sean Keppie, Semisi Kioa, Apisai Koroisau, Luke Metcalf, Haumole Olakau'atu, Brad Parker, Taniela Paseka, Lloyd Perrett, Toafofoa Sipley, Curtis Sironen, Moses Suli, Kelepi Tanginoa, Jorge Taufua, Joel Thompson, Corey Waddell, Dylan Walker, Frank Winterstein