Michael Crocker is coming off a wonderful season in 2012, having captained the Club and he played in all 27 matches last year. Extended his contract with the Rabbitohs for a further year at the end of last season. Michael is an animal lover, owning dogs and horses.
Junior club: Norths Devils
Place of birth: Sydney, NSW
Nickname: Carker, Crock
Representative honours: Six Tests for Australia (2003-04, 2007-08); 13 games for QLD (2003-05, 2008-09); One game for Prime Minister's XIII (2011)
Previous clubs and years: Roosters (2001-05); Storm (2006-08)
First grade debut: Roosters vs Bulldogs, Sydney Football Stadium, 25 March 2001 (Rd 6)
Rabbitohs debut: Rabbitohs vs Tigers, Sydney Cricket Ground, 17 May 2009 (Rd 10)
First Grade Games: 204 (68 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Tries: 32 (5 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Goals: 75 (0 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Points: 278 (20 for the Rabbitohs)
What do you like to do outside of football: Surfing, sleeping and spending time with my wife and pets.
Community activities: Souths Cares, Fight Cancer Foundation.
What do you remember about your debut game: I was wearing shoulder pads.
What are your goals in Rugby League: To be the best player and role model I can be and of course win South Sydney's 21st premiership.
What was your first job: Paper boy.
What are you reading at the moment: Re-reading The Messenger by Marcus Zusak.
Favourite book: Harry Potter.
Favourite song/album on your iPod: Depends on my mood.
What is your favourite place to go on holiday: Anywhere quiet with sun and salt water.
Where is one place in the world you want to go, but are yet to travel to: The Moon.
Which actor would play you best in a movie: Tweeter from Varsity Blues.
Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions: I spew when the two minute bell rings.
Which meal do you cook best: I make a mean breakfast smoothie.
What could you not live without: My wife and oxygen.
What was your best subject at school: Quantum Physics.
What was your worst subject at school: Art.
If you were not a footballer what would you be doing: Doing something outdoors.
Earliest football memory: Being afraid of metal tags.
Best moment in your Rugby League career so far: Winning the competition and playing for Queensland.
Moment that changed your career: Moving to Melbourne.
What advice do you have for junior Rugby League players: There are no shortcuts to success.
Which of the young players at the Rabbitohs has the most potential and why: Nathan Peats - he has a good attitude and determination.
What's on your bucket list? (Barbara V. – Member # 38394): Lots of travel.
What is your greatest achievement outside of Rugby league so far? (Steve W. - Member # 28030): Getting married.
Of all the past South Sydney players, who are the top three you would liked to have played with? (Drew S. – Member # 36922): John Sattler, Ron Coote and Bob McCarthy.
What transforms a group of athletes into a strong united team? (Bill K. – Member # 27210): Belief and unity.
Who is your favourite South Sydney player of all time (Carl H. – Member # 3002): Ron Coote.
Who were your favourite players when you were a kid (Nik J. – Member # 1914): Wally Lewis and Gary Larson.