The Canberra Raiders have today re-signed centre Jarrod Croker for a further 3 seasons, keeping him in the nations’ capital until the end of the 2018 season.

The 23-year-old made his debut in round 2, 2009, and has already played 139 games for the club and scored 880 points, 4th on the Raiders’ all-time point scoring list.

Croker has captained the club on several occasions in 2014 in the absence of Terry Campese and his resigning is a boost for a club that has struggled on the field, winning just 7 of 23 games so far, heading into the final game of the regular season.

Elsewhere, journeyman play maker Michael Witt has announced his immediate retirement from the game after an injury-plagued 2014 saw him play just 4 games after suffering a serious knee injury early in the season.

The 30-year-old played 94 games in the NRL as well as 85 games in the UK Super League and began his career with the Parramatta Eels way back in 2003, spending two years at the club. He also spent two years at the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in 2005-2006, and 3 years with the New Zealand Warriors between 2007 and 2009 before a 4 year stint in the UK with the Celtic Crusaders and London Broncos. He returned to Australia in 2014 to play with the St George Illawarra Dragons.