04 February 2009

Crocker devises new plan to get UK work permit

Australian Test forward Michael Crocker has been struggling this year to secure a UK visa to play Rugby League professionally in the UK; however, he has made it public that he would be trying different options.

Hull FC teammates have been waiting for Crocker to join their training in the lead-up to the season's start; however, it has been reported that Crocker had his UK visa application rejected, which started conjecture that he would be calling for an early retirement.

Crocker has commented on the Super League website that he would not be considering retirement, but would be trying different routes to get approval to work in the UK.

"I am not negotiating with any NRL clubs at this stage.  I am entirely focused on my visa application for England to play for Hull FC," he said.

Crocker is the second Australian to be denied a UK visa this year; Todd Carney was also rejected in January.

The UK Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in UK visa and immigration services.

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