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Raiders in doubt for Kangaroos debuts

Jarrod Croker (pic) has revealed coach Rick Stewart hesitated giving him the Canberra captaincy.
Raiders in doubt for Kangaroos debuts
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Canberra centres Jarrod Croker and Joey Leilua both suffered injuries in the NRL preliminary final against Melbourne that could have ruled them out of the grand final and have them in doubt for Kangaroos selection.

Croker suffered a ligament strain to his left knee in the 14-12 loss at AAMI Park on Saturday and Leilua strained his hamstring.

The Raiders revealed on Wednesday that will both players will undergo rehabilitation on the injuries.

Both Croker and Leilua were earlier this week named in Australian coach Mal Meninga's train-on squad for the Four Nations.

That squad will be named next week after the NRL grand final.

After his stunning season, Leilua was rated a good chance of making his Kangaroos debut this year but his hamstring injury might put paid to that.

It appears Croker would also struggle to pass a Kangaroos team medical if he is named in Meninga's squad.

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