Veteran back rower Todd Lowrie has today announced his retirement from the NRL and will coach the Newcastle Knights’ NYC side in 2016.
Lowrie had signed to play for the Knights next season but has instead decided to retire.
The Scone junior made his debut for Newcastle in 2003, playing 57 games for the club.
He joined Parramatta in 2007, playing in their 2009 Grand Final loss to Melbourne. He joined the Storm a year later, winning a Grand Final with them in 2012.
After a season at the Warriors in 2013, Lowrie joined the Brisbane Broncos, with whom he was been with for the last two seasons.
Lowrie played 18 games for Brisbane in the 2014 but did not play a first grade game in 2015, instead playing for the Norths Devils in the Intrust Super Cup.
“I’m disappointed I won’t get to wear the Knights jersey again but I’m excited to tackle the next chapter of my life and play a part in the future of the club,” the Knights junior said.
“I’ve played for some great clubs, learned a lot at every place I’ve been, and will take those lessons with me into my new role.”