Ben Lowe

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Ben Lowe
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Ben Lowe at Man Of Steel red carpet movie premiere, Sydney, in June 2013
Personal information
Full name Ben Lowe
Born (1985-03-13) 13 March 1985 (age 30)
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
Playing information
Position Lock, Second-row, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–2015 South Sydney 117 7 1 0 30
Source: RLP

Ben Lowe, born 13 March 1985 in Toowoomba, Queensland, is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who is currently playing for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition. He primarily plays lock and second-row, but can also fill in at centre.

In 2008 Lowe made his first grade debut in Round two for the South Sydney Rabbitohs against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, a game in which he scored the first try of the match and also of his NRL career. In Round 25 of 2009 he scored a try in the Rabbitohs 41–6 flogging of the St. George Illawarra Dragons.

Lowe is the younger brother of fellow Rabbitoh Jaiman Lowe.[1] He was selected to be the 18th man in the Queensland squad for the third State Of Origin game in 2010.[2] He was a part of the Rabbitohs squad that won the 2014 NRL Premiership, being named on an extended bench for the final.,[3] Although Lowe did not understand why he was not selected for the top 17 because he is the 3rd longest serving member of the team, he is just below John Sutton and Issac Luke (who was suspended for the grand final).[4] On Wednesday 5 August 2015, Ben Lowe anounced his retirement from the Rabbitohs, injuries have forced Lowe to retire, with consideration to life after football for him and his family. Lowe 116 first grade games - all for South Sydney between the years of 2008 and 2015.[5] He said “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,”.

He played his last NRL game on Saturday 25 July 2015 where South Sydney beat Newcastle by 46 point in a 52-6 score. Lowe played for only 9 minutes off the bench in jersey number 14.

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NRL[edit]

Statistics are correct as of Lowe's retirnment at the end of round 21 of the 2015 season [6]
Denotes seasons in which Lowe was in the team that won NRL Premiership but did not play in the Grand Final.
Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts W L D W-L %
2008 South Sydney 9 3 0 0 12 3 6 0 33.33
2011 South Sydney 16 1 0 0 4 9 7 0 56.25
2010 South Sydney 18 1 0 0 4 9 9 0 50.0
2011 South Sydney 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 40.00
2012 South Sydney 18 1 0 0 4 12 6 0 66.67
2013 South Sydney 20 0 0 0 0 15 5 0 75.00
2014 South Sydney 17 1 1 100 0 6 9 8 0 52.94
2015 South Sydney 14 0 0 0 0 9 5 0 64.3
Career totals 117 7 1/1 100 0 30 68 49 0 58.1

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