Josh McCrone

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Josh McCrone
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Personal information
Full name Joshua McCrone
Born (1987-04-12) 12 April 1987 (age 27)
Temora, New South Wales, Australia
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Five-eighth, Halfback, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009- Canberra Raiders 129 34 0 1 137
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012–2014 Country Origin 2 1 0 0 4
Source: RLP

Josh McCrone (born 12 April 1987) is an Australian rugby league player for the Canberra Raiders in the National Rugby League. He currently plays as a five eighth but can also play halfback.

Early and personal life[edit]

McCrone was born on 12 April 1987. He played his junior football in Temora, New South Wales and represented the Country Rugby League at a junior level.[1] He is qualified as an electrician.[2]

Early career[edit]

McCrone started his professional career with the Canberra Raiders but failed to break into the first-grade team in two seasons.[3] He was signed by the Penrith Panthers in 2007, following coach Matthew Elliott from Canberra to Penrith, before returning to Canberra at the end of the 2008 season without having appeared in the NRL.[2][4]

First-grade career[edit]

He moved to the Raiders in 2009, making his first NRL appearance in April at Halfback.[5]

McCrone was dropped from the side at the beginning of the 2010 season, relegated to Canberra's feeder club Souths Logan.[6] By the end of the 2010 season, he had returned as the Raiders' regular halfback, forming a combination with five-eighth Terry Campese to lead the team to a six-match winning streak, landing the Raiders in the finals before being knocked out by the Wests Tigers.[7] McCrone re-signed with the Raiders through to the end of the 2012 season.[8]

In the 2011 season, McCrone scored 9 tries and played five-eighth for the majority of the year due to Terry Campese being injured. As a result, the Raiders signed Matt Orford from the English Super League but used rookie Sam Williams instead for most of the year to partner McCrone in the halves.

Representative career[edit]

In 2012, McCrone was brought into the Country Origin side for the annual City vs Country Origin match after Danny Buderus was ruled out.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Josh McCrone - Canberra Raiders". www.raiders.com.au. Canberra Raiders. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Jancetic, Steve (18 June 2007). "Williams off to Panthers". foxsports.com.au (News Limited). Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Raiders sign new player deals". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 18 September 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "NRL Canberra Raiders name rookie halfback Josh McCrone for first-grade debut". foxsports.com.au (News Limited). 21 April 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Blaschke, Ben (10 September 2010). "How McCrone went from zero to hero". nrl.com (National Rugby League). Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  6. ^ Prichard, Greg (17 September 2010). "McCrone shows he isn't half bad after given regular run". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  7. ^ Bennie, Mike (7 May 2010). "Canberra Raiders re-sign Josh McCrone through 2012 NRL season". foxsports.com.au (News Limited). Retrieved 17 September 2010. 

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