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South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Ben Lowe has announced his retirement from rugby league following an NRL career that has spanned eight seasons.

Lowe, 30, played 117 first grade games for South Sydney between 2008 and 2015, having made his first grade debut against the Bulldogs in round two of the 2008 season.

In 2010, Ben was named 18th man for the Queensland State of Origin side, played lock in the Rabbitohs’ victory in the 2015 World Club Challenge, and was part of the Rabbitohs’ squad for the 2014 Grand Final.

Unfortunately injuries have forced Lowe to retire, with consideration to life after football for him and his family.

In announcing his retirement, Lowe says he has many great memories from his time at the Rabbitohs.

“Due to injuries I’ve had to make the difficult decision to retire from football immediately. It hasn't been the easiest decision to make but after long conversations with family and loved ones it was the best for my welfare and the best for my family as we head into life after football,” Lowe said.


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