SYDNEY - South Sydney co-captain Michael Crocker will extend his career by at least one more NRL season after re-signing with the club yesterday.
The 32-year-old was one of just four Rabbitohs to play in all 27 games this season as Michael Maguire's men went within a game of the grand final.
The former Melbourne and Sydney Roosters hardman, who joined the Rabbitohs in 2009, said he wasn't ready to bow out with the club's plan to rebuild back into a premiership force not quite yet complete.
"I'm really happy about going around for another season and it's an exciting time to be part of South Sydney," Crocker said in a statement. "We're working on building our own history at this club, and I really want to be part of it."
One of five co-captains at the Rabbitohs, Crocker's leadership and experience played a big role in their successful season this year according to Maguire.
"Michael's leadership qualities really shone through in 2012," Maguire said.
"He is, and will be, an integral part of this group growing and taking the next steps forward.
"His experience will be crucial in guiding our younger players and helping us to create what we are trying to create at this club."