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Gold Coast forward Boyd retires from NRL

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12th August, 2020

Gold Coast prop Shannon Boyd has quit the NRL to retire to his family’s farm in NSW.

The 27-year-old joined the Titans from Canberra at the end of 2018 on a reported $600,000-a-year deal but made just 14 appearances for the club in less than two seasons.

Injuries and form played a role in the marginalisation of a player who played four Tests for Australia in 2016 as well as playing for NSW Country that year.

Boyd made 125 NRL appearances for the Titans and Raiders but sought a release after playing just one game in 2020 under new coach Justin Holbrook.

Boyd’s exit comes in the same week ex-Titans captain Ryan James confirmed his move from next season to Canberra on a two-year deal.

The Titans will head into 2021 with a new-look pack fronted by big-money recruit David Fifita and young Melbourne teenager Tino Fa’asuamaleaui.