Michael Crocker

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 21st June, 1980
Current Age
43 years and 361 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Honours & Awards

Based only on data available in the RLP database. This information should be used as a guide only.

The Ashes
2003
Anzac Tests
2004, 2008
State of Origin
2008, 2009
NRL Premiership
2002
Anzac Cup
2004
World Club Challenge
2003
Charity Shield - AUS
2013

Biography

Roosters’ utility player, a Brisbane junior (Redcliffe) has shown his value as a versatile, rugged interchange player at club, State and Test level. Crocker came off the interchange bench in the Roosters’ grand final win over the Warriors in 2002 before making his State of Origin debut the following year. After the grand final loss to Penrith in 2003, Crocker appeared in all three tests against Great Britain on the Kangaroo Tour – the first two from the interchange bench and then as a fill-in five-eighth in the final Test of the series. After his selection in the ANZac Test in April, injury kept him out of Queensland’s second State of Origin team in 2004. Following another grand final loss with the Roosters (as a second row forward), off-season surgery kept Crocker out of Australia’s Tri Nations competition. Crocker filled in as hooker and five-eighth in 2005 but fell foul of the Judiciary in a troubled season and he joined Melbourne for 2006. Crocker was playing back into something like his rep form when he was again suspended, this time for 11 weeks. Melbourne did not lose a match while Crocker was on the field but after being suspended again (for two weeks) after a high tackle in the late season match with Brisbane, injury ruled him out of Melbourne’s grand final team.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Anzac Tests 2 2 1 -   - 4 2 0 0 100.00% List
The Ashes 1 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Australia - 5 3 -   - 12 5 0 0 100.00% List
Test Series 1 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% List
Australia PM XIII Annual - 1 - 1   - 2 1 0 0 100.00% List
State of Origin 2 13 3 0   - 12 6 7 0 46.15% List
NRL Premiership 1 204 32 75   - 278 130 71 3 63.73% List
NRL Finals - 22 2 7   - 22 15 7 0 68.18% List
Anzac Cup 1 3 - 2   - 4 1 2 0 33.33% List
World Club Challenge 1 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Charity Shield - AUS 1 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2003-04, 2007-08   6 1 -   - 4 6 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
QLD 2003-05, 2008-09   13 3 -   - 12 6 7 0 46.15% List


Club Career

NRL Premiership - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 2001 NRL Telstra Premiership   22 4 14 / 21 66.67% - 44 10 11 1 45.45% List
Sydney 2002 NRL Telstra Premiership   15 1 11 / 13 84.62% - 26 8 6 1 53.33% List
Sydney 2003 NRL Telstra Premiership   22 4 42 / 55 76.36% - 100 16 6 0 72.73% List
Sydney 2004 NRL Telstra Premiership   20 9 8 / 12 66.67% - 52 16 4 0 80.00% List
Sydney 2005 NRL Telstra Premiership   13 2 -   - 8 6 7 0 46.15% List
Melbourne 2006 NRL Telstra Premiership   13 3 -   - 12 13 0 0 100.00% List
Melbourne 2007 NRL Telstra Premiership   10 2 -   - 8 10 0 0 100.00% List
Melbourne 2008 NRL Telstra Premiership   21 2 -   - 8 17 4 0 80.95% List
South Sydney 2009 NRL Telstra Premiership   9 2 -   - 8 2 6 1 22.22% List
South Sydney 2010 NRL Telstra Premiership   7 - -   - - 1 6 0 14.29% List
South Sydney 2011 NRL Telstra Premiership   22 1 -   - 4 11 11 0 50.00% List
South Sydney 2012 NRL Telstra Premiership   27 2 -   - 8 17 10 0 62.96% List
South Sydney 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership   3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% List

NRL Premiership - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 2001-05   92 20 75 / 101 74.26% - 230 56 34 2 60.87% List
Melbourne 2006-08   44 7 -   - 28 40 4 0 90.91% List
South Sydney 2009-13   68 5 -   - 20 34 33 1 50.00% List
Overall2001-2013   204 32 75 / 101 74.26% 0 278 130 71 3 63.73% List

Your Say

  • Paul Carter
    26/01/2010

    Crocker was player number 1000 to turn out for the Sydney Roosters when he made his first grade debut for the Sydney Roosters against Canterbury at the Sydney Football Stadium in Round 6 2001.

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Alan Katzmann, Paul Carter, Greg Fiveash, Bill Bates, AJ Lucantonio

Sources: David Middleton's Rugby League Yearbook (1987-88 to present), 2006 Official Rugby League Annual