Crabtree will join the OZ17 management team of Tour Leader David Howes and a Traveleads specialist travel executive.
There will also be a guest appearance by former Sky Tv pundit and award-winning Super League coach Shaun McRae, an OZ08 and OZ10 Tour Ambassador now resident on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Further OZ17 Tour Ambassadors will be appointed subject to the number of clients booked on the six, five, four and three week supporters tours.
The 2017 World Cup is to be staged in the autumn of 2017 in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea with the match itinerary due for publication midway through next year.
Howes, Great Britain Co-Manager on the 1988 Great Britain Tour and Manager of England in the 2000 World Cup, explained: “The presence of Rugby League personalities has been a hallmark of our previous four supporters tours Down Under dating back to 2006.