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Injuries force Boyd into premature retirement

Former Test prop Shannon Boyd has been granted a release from his contract with the Gold Coast Titans and will retire to the family farm in Cowra.

Boyd, who made his NRL debut in 2014, played 125 games with the Titans and Raiders in a career that also included four Tests for Australia in 2016.

A battle with significant injuries has limited his appearances at the Titans to just 14 games, after making his club debut against the Raiders in the opening round last season.

Titans CEO Steve Mitchell said it was a shame injuries curtailed Boyd's career.

"Shannon has been frustrated by injuries preventing him from being able to deliver his best footy at the Titans, and because of that, he asked the club for a release from his contract to return home to country NSW," Mitchell said.

"This was obviously a tough decision for Shannon, but one that he has made in the best interests of his family.

"We wish nothing but the best for Shannon and his young family, and we thank them for the contribution they have made to the Gold Coast Titans."