The 2015 season would prove to be the final chapter in the career of South Sydney veteran Ben Lowe, who called time on his career after eight committed seasons in the top grade.
Making his debut for the Rabbitohs in Round 2 of the 2008 season against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Lowe went on to play 117 games in the red and green – the last of which came in Round 20 of the 2015 season, with South Sydney claiming a 52-6 victory over the Newcastle Knights.
Dubbed as “one of the hardest working players” at the Club by Coach Michael Maguire, Lowe was named as 18th man for the Queensland State of Origin squad in 2010 and played lock in South Sydney’s World Club Challenge victory over St Helens, as well as being a member of the Club’s 2014 Premiership squad.
Before being forced into retirement through injury, the big back-rower played 14 games for the Rabbitohs in the 2015 season, making 372 tackles at an effectiveness of 94.7% and running for 997 metres.
Lowe’s strongest performance for the season came in Round 9 against the Dragons, with the Toowoomba-born forward travelling 162 metres with ball in hand and completing 38 tackles, playing an important role in his side’s victory.
Undeniably, Lowe will be remembered as a player that gave his all on the field and provided the Rabbitohs forward pack with grit and determination.
He was rewarded for his commitment to the Club at this year’s Rembrandt Red and Green Ball, when he was presented with the 2015 Bob McCarthy Clubman of the Year Award.