Jarrod Croker

The man helping Jarrod Croker become Raiders’ next ‘great captain’

And that’s why Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has enlisted the help of multi-premiership winning Raiders legend Mal Meninga this year.

Stuart revealed in November he had spoken to his fellow club legend about a consultancy role with the Raiders, designed specifically to help Croker develop as a leader.

And while Croker played down Meninga’s job when asked about his work, he revealed he regularly meets with the current Australian coach who has become a mentor of sorts.

Jarrod Croker injury update

Initial diagnosis following scans today forecast a six week recovery for Croker, as a result of a disloacted knee cap. 

Raiders medical staff will reassess the injury when he returns to Canberra from Newcastle on Monday.