Experienced hooker Lachlan Croker has re-signed with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles for a further two years.
Croker has played 104 games for Manly since making his club debut for the Sea Eagles in 2018.
Off contract in 2024, Croker's new deal will keep him at Manly until the end of 2026.
The extension is a fine reward for Croker who enjoyed another strong season in 2023 after taking out Manly’s 'Best and Fairest' Award last year.
A former half, the 26-year-old has shown true determination to develop his craft to become a genuine number nine.
Croker was again Manly's leading defender with 858 tackles from 23 games this season.
Sea Eagles Coach Anthony Seibold praised Croker for his tremendous work ethic.
“Lachlan has been one of our most consistent players over the last two seasons. It's great for us to be able to extend him out for a further two years,'' Seibold said.
“He has played over 100 games for our club now and is a great team man. You know what you are going to get with 'Crokes'.
“Lachlan is just a fantastic advertisement for our club with regards to how he carries himself on and off the field. We are really excited about extending his contract.”
Off the field, Croker is studying a Criminology & Criminal Justice degree and a Sport & Exercise Science degree at the same. He is also the club’s Education Ambassador.