Former Leigh Centurions forward Lachlan Burr has been forced to retire due to a chronic injury.
Burr spent a season with Leigh in Super League in 2017, making 25 appearances for the Centurions before making a move back to the NRL with the New Zealand Warriors.
There, he played 37 times until he signed for the North Queensland Cowboys ahead of the 2021 NRL season.
Burr registered 15 appearances, scoring one try, but has now made the decision to retire from rugby league with immediate effect due to an ongoing chronic hip injury.
The Cowboys have thanked Burr for his service since joining the club prior to the 2021 season and have wished him well in his future endeavours.
At just 29 years of age, it is a cruel blow for the Australian who first came through the ranks at the Canterbury Bulldogs, debuting back in 2013.
Burr made just one appearance, signing for the Gold Coast Titans where he spent another two seasons.
It was there that the forward impressed Leigh Centurions, whose season in Super League in 2017 saw them meet the drop back to the Championship.
Burr also made three appearances for Sheffield Eagles whilst on loan from Leigh before exiting the UK in 2018.