Having met Rabbitohs coach Jason Taylor three weeks ago, Crocker received the now obligatory phone call from Russell Crowe - reserved for prized signings - urging him to come aboard.
And while there was plenty of talk about premierships, winning cultures and Bunnies history, it was Crowe's 1993 movie Silver Brumby that dominated conversation.
"We actually spoke about horses . . . my wife's (Sally Carne) favour- ite child movie was one of Russell's first movies, so we had a good chat about that actually," Crocker said yesterday, after signing a 3½-year deal, believed to be worth up to $250,000 a season.
"It was pretty funny actually. Probably not what you'd expect."
source: Herald Sun