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Current and former Rabbitohs hanging up the boots were honoured for their respective contributions to Rugby League on Thursday, during the Carbine Club NRL Grand Final Lunch at the Westin Hotel.

2015 Rabbitoh, Ben Lowe, joined former Rabbitohs Lote Tuqiri and Beau Champion at the event that saw players presented with personalised bronze boots to acknowledge their outstanding contributions to the game across their careers.

Ben Lowe announced his retirement from Rugby League in August 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.

Dual-international, Lote Tuqiri, was a part of South Sydney’s 2014 Premiership win, playing on the wing in last year’s decider against the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium to cap off a brief, but rewarding stint with the Club where he played 16 games.

Beau Champion – a proud Souths Junior and current Souths Cares ambassador – played a total of 81 games wearing the red and green during two stints with the Club which began in 2005.

To watch a video from the event, please press play on the video player.

Acknowledgement of Country

South Sydney Rabbitohs respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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