Ethan Lowe

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Ethan Lowe
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Personal information
Born (1991-03-20) 20 March 1991 (age 27)
Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013– North Queensland 103 19 69 0 214
As of 25 February 2018
Source: [1]

Ethan Lowe (born 20 March 1991) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League. Lowe primarily plays in the second-row and was a member of the Cowboys' 2015 NRL premiership and 2016 World Club Challenge winning sides.


Born in Goondiwindi, Queensland, Lowe played his first junior rugby league for the Goondiwindi Boars. Upon entering high school, Lowe moved to Toowoomba where he attended Downlands College and later St. Mary's College. While living in Toowoomba he played rugby league for Valleys Toowoomba.[2]

In 2008, Lowe was selected for the Australian Schoolboys side but was ruled out due to a wrist injury. That year he represented the Queensland Under 18 Maroons in a match against NSW Country.[3][4]

After finishing high school, Lowe signed with the Sydney Roosters for the 2009 season. That year he played for the Newtown Jets SG Ball side and made his debut for the Roosters NYC team. Between 2009 and 2011, Lowe played 61 games and scored 19 tries for the Roosters under 20's team.[5][6] In 2009, Lowe played for the Queensland Under 18's.[7] In 2010, he was a member of the Junior Kangaroos squad, but did not play a game.[8] In 2011, Lowe represented the Junior Kangaroos in a game against the Junior Kiwis.[9]

In 2012, Lowe returned to Queensland to play with the Northern Pride RLFC. That season, Lowe was named the Intrust Super Cup Rookie of the Year.[10][11]

In August 2012, Lowe signed a one-year deal with the North Queensland Cowboys for the 2013 season.[12]

Playing career


In Round 12, Lowe made his NRL debut for the Cowboys against the Gold Coast Titans off the interchange bench, scoring a try in the Cowboys 31-12 loss at Cbus Super Stadium.[13] On 5 August 2013, Lowe re-signed with the Cowboys for a further 2 years, keeping him at the club till the end of the 2015 season.[14] Lowe played in 2 matches, scored 1 try and kicked 3 goals in his debut year in the NRL.


On 10 July, Lowe received a two match suspension from the NRL after being found to have placed a bet on an NRL matches.[15] Lowe finished the season with him playing in 10 matches, scoring 3 tries and kicking 4 goals.


On 31 January and 1 February, Lowe played for the Cowboys in the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines.[16] On 8 May, after establishing himself in the Cowboys' starting side, he re-signed with the club until the end of 2016.[17][18] On 4 October, in the Cowboys' Queensland derby 2015 NRL Grand Final match against the Brisbane Broncos, he started at second row in the Cowboys' historic golden-point 17-16 win.[19][20] He finished off his premiership winning 2015 season having played in all the Cowboys' 28 matches, scoring 4 tries and kicking 8 goals.[21]


On 12 January, Lowe was selected in the QAS Emerging Origin squad.[22] In February, he played for the Cowboys in the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines.[23] On 21 February, he was a member of the Cowboys' 2016 World Club Challenge winning side, starting at second-row in the side's 38-4 victory over the Leeds Rhinos at Headingley Stadium.[24]

On 1 July, Lowe re-signed with the Cowboys for a further 2 years, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2018 season.[25]

On 14 September, Lowe was ruled out for the remainder of the 2016 season with a spinal cord injury.[26]


In January, Lowe was once again a member of the QAS Emerging Origin squad.[27] Following a season-ending injury to regular goal kicker Johnathan Thurston, Lowe took over the role and finished as the club's top point scorer for the first time with 102 points in 28 games. On 1 October, Lowe started at second row in the Cowboys' 2017 NRL Grand Final loss to the Melbourne Storm, kicking a goal.

Achievements and accolades





Statistics are correct to the end of the 2017 season[1]
Denotes seasons in which Lowe won an NRL Premiership
Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts
2013 North Queensland 2 1 3 100.0 0 10
2014 North Queensland 10 3 4 66.7 0 20
2015 North Queensland 28 4 8 66.7 0 32
2016 North Queensland 25 9 7 77.8 0 50
2017 North Queensland 28 2 47 79.6 0 102
Career totals 93 19 69 77.5 0 214


  1. ^ a b "Ethan Lowe - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  2. ^ Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)<
  3. ^ "Junior Rugby League News, Schoolboys rugby league news, nyc, toyota cup, nsw junior rep's". 2008-07-15. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  4. ^ "Under 16 & 18 Queensland Teams Named - Upper Ross JRLFC". Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  5. ^ Archived from the original on 28 April 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Country Rugby League of New South Wales - The Country Rugby League's mission is to endorse, administrate, manage and cater for all involved with Rugby League Football throughout regional New South Wales". Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  9. ^ "11 NRL players feature in Junior Kangaroos". Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  10. ^ "Sea Swift Northern Pride - HOME". Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  11. ^ Ricketts, Steve (2012-08-30). "Luke Capewell wins Courier-Mail award for best and fairest in QRL". Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  12. ^ "Ulugia, Lowe sign with the Cowboys | NRL". Zero Tackle. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  13. ^ "Titans v Cowboys : Live Coverage". Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  14. ^ Jim Morton (2013-08-05). "Intrigue over Bowen's Cowboy future". Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  15. ^ "NRL News | NRL Ladder and Rugby League results | Scores, Tipping & Fixtures | NRL Scores| Rugby League| Live NRL Scores| NRL Fantasy". Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  16. ^ "COWBOYS UNVEIL 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugby League Week. 2015-01-27. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  17. ^ "Cowboys re-sign Ethan Lowe | NRL". Zero Tackle. 2015-05-08. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  18. ^ "Cowboys re-sign Ethan Lowe". 2015-05-08. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  19. ^ "NRL Grand Final 2015: North Queensland Cowboys outgun Brisbane Broncos to win premiership". Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  20. ^ "NRL Grand Final Player Ratings". Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  21. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-10-25. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  22. ^ "Maroons name Emerging Origin squad". Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  23. ^ "Cowboys name strong Nines squad". Rugby League Week. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  24. ^ "North Queensland Cowboys thump Leeds in World Club Challenge, James Tamou punched by Mitch Garbutt - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
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External links

  • North Queensland Cowboys profile
  • Cowboys profile
  • NRL profile
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