13 February 2009
Crocker lodges another UK work permit application
Michael Crocker, Australian rugby league star, has submitted a second UK work visa application so that he can play in the UK Super League, reports ABC news.
The Melbourne Storm star had his UK work permit application rejected by the High Commission last month reportedly because of criminal convictions; however, Crocker is appealing his application.
His Hull coach, Richard Agar, has said he is hopeful the second round of application would be successful and he would join his new teammates shortly. Crocker's contract has him to start this weekend against Wigan, and runs for three years.
Crocker is not the only league player to run into trouble with the new, tighter UK immigration system; Todd Carney had his application rejected over Christmas and eight players to play for the Celtic Crusaders had to wait anxiously for approval of their UK visas.
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