Rabbitoh player returns to local roots
RUGBY LEAGUE: Juniors at the Goondiwindi Boars are sure to be excited, when South Sydney Rabbitohs second rower, Ethan Lowe heads down to training tomorrow.
Since moving from the North Queensland Cowboys at the start of the season, Lowe has played an important role in the Bunnies side, earning a call up into representative duties during game three of State of Origin this year.
As a Goondiwindi junior, Lowe knows the importance that local football has for a players development.
"Where I started, was back here, and playing for Goondiwindi and stuff like that - so it's obviously very important," Lowe said.
"I'm going to go out to the local footy fields out in Gundi to say hello to the kids and that sort of stuff.
"I think it's definitely something that is very important, giving back to where you came from and what got you started."
Utilising the off season to get back to his roots, Lowe said spending time with family and friends is what's important.
"Normally I get home once or twice a year, so I think it was probably about three or four months ago probably that I was back home, so it's always good to get back and see the family and stuff like that," he said.
"Obviously we could do with a fair bit of rain out here, but it is always good to get back and see the family and that sort of stuff."
With pre-season training due to start in November, Lowe will be looking to continue his form heading into the 2020, and compete for a consistent position in the starting side.
"That's obviously the goal is to be starting every week and I've obviously got to get back into pre-season when we start in November / December, and really work hard and focus on what I need to do," he said.
"We were close but not close enough - obviously it's frustrating the way it all finished but we'll come back in the preseason ready to rip in and get ready for another big year and hopefully go one better.
"At the end of the day, I'm there to help in whatever way I can to help the team win, so whatever that role is that's what I'm happy to do."