Canberra Raiders Captain Jarrod Croker will play his 300th NRL match on his home turf at GIO Stadium Canberra, against the New Zealand Warriors on Friday June 9.
Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart announced in the press conference tonight following the match against South Sydney, that Croker will be given the opportunity to celebrate his milestone match in front of home members and fans and his family and friends.
“As a club we’ve made the decision to rest Jarrod against the Tigers next weekend to give him the opportunity to celebrate this very significant and important milestone at our home ground in Canberra,” Stuart said.
“Jarrod will become only the second player in our club’s history to have reached 300 games for the Raiders and we wanted to make sure he had the opportunity to do it in front of all the people who have made his wonderful career possible.
“Jarrod is already the club’s leading try scorer and point scorer and will join Jason Croker as our only 300 game players for the Raiders. We want to make this moment special for him, his wife Brittney and his sons Rory and Tate, for his mum and dad, his extended family and all the members and fans from Canberra and Goulburn who’ve guided him in his career.
“We want Raiders fans to come together and join us at GIO Stadium against the Warriors and give our Captain the celebration he deserves, and we look forward to a big crowd for the game.”