Manly resigns from Lachlan Croker for a two-year contract


Manly completed the first player extension of the Anthony Seibold era, re-signing hooker Lachlan Croker until the end of the 2024 season.

Croker was the club’s Player of the Year in 2022 and was expected to be out of contract after the upcoming season, but will now stay on for at least another 12 months.

Croker spent time as a five-eighth and bench option in his first two years in the NRL, but started the 2021 season in the No.9 shirt and hasn’t looked back.

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“Lachlan is a hugely popular clubman who loves donning the Manly jersey,” Sea Eagles CEO Tony Mestrov said.

“He established himself as our starting hooker. Lachlan gives his all every week.

“We are very happy to extend Lachlan for an additional season.”

The 25-year-old played a freshman game for the Raiders in 2016, where his famous surname still carries a lot of weight – with his uncle Jason considered one of the club’s best players.

Croker then made his debut for Manly in 2018, where he has remained ever since.

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