2012 Player Review - Michael Crocker
Tuesday 13 November 2012 1:58 PM
The team at www.rabbitohs.com.au will be taking a look at the performances of the 2012 Rabbitohs players in our series of player reviews.
Today's subject is Michael Crocker.
It was a big year for Michael Crocker as he took his leadership to a new level.
He played every game in 2012 and averaged 54 minutes per game.
His defence was nothing short of outstanding and he didn't shy away from the hard running either, finishing the season with the third most hit ups per game.
Crocker led all Rabbitohs with 31.9 tackles per game, cracking the 30 tackle mark 14 times with a season high of 50 in round eight against the Cowboys.
Not only was he the side's most proficient tackler, his effectiveness was outstanding, finishing the season equal second with 92.4% tackle efficiency, behind only Scott Geddes.
His round 25 performance against the Eels was one of his best.
He ran 19 times for 148 metres which included three tackle breaks.
He also contributed 28 tackles including two one-on-one tackles.
That game was the start of a purple patch in attack where Crocker lifted heading into the finals series.
Over the remainder of the season he averaged 114 metres per game from 15.4 runs.
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Average minutes: 54.33
Tackles per game: 31.9 (1st overall)
Effective tackle percentage: 92.37% (=2nd overall)
Runs per game: 11.1 (=7th overall)
Run metres per game: 82.2
Hit ups per game: 7.4 (3rd overall)
Hit up metres per game: 55 (3rd overall)
Line breaks: 2
Tackle breaks: 31
Offloads: 35 (3rd overall)
What's ahead in season 2013:
Having signed a new deal for 2013, Crocker will continue to be one of the leaders in the squad, and with some young forwards coming through, his plentiful experience will be vital in their development.
Crocker is still a very important cog in the Rabbitohs side and there's no doubt he'll again be an integral member of the squad.