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McCrone extends NRL stay at Raiders

21/09/2011 03:51:51 PM Comments (0)

Young Canberra playmaker Josh McCrone has extended his contract with the NRL club until the end of 2014.

Off contract at the end of 2012, the 24-year-old has signed for another two seasons after shining in a disastrous year for the Raiders.

"With what's been a pretty disappointing season with the club, Josh has been one of the positives out of that, his form has been consistent all year and he's shown a lot of improvement," assistant coach Andrew McFadden said.

"Given the circumstances this year and missing (injured five-eighth) Terry Campese, Josh has had to take a lot of the responsibilities on his shoulders and, I think to be fair, he's done a pretty good job."

As well as linchpin Campese, Canberra struggled to get big-name signing Matt Orford onto the field because of a groin injury.

Orford will exit the club, leaving McCrone and Campese to battle with youngsters Sam Williams and Michael Picker for the two halves positions.

The Raiders board recently implemented a sweeping review of the club's performance after it finished second last with just six wins for the year.

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