Ex-Australian international Boyd retires aged 27

Former Australian international prop Shannon Boyd has confirmed his retirement from rugby league.

The 27-year-old has seen his career hampered by injuries in recent years, making just 14 appearances for Gold Coast Titans since joining at the start of 2019.

Prior to that, he played over 100 NRL games for Canberra, as well as earning four caps for the Kangaroos in 2016.

Boyd will now take a step back from the game and instead work on his family farm in Cowra, New South Wales.

Titans chief executive Steve Mitchell said: “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.”

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