Former Leigh Centurions forward Lachlan Burr forced into early retirement

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Lachlan Burr in action for Leigh Centurions in 2017

Ex-Leigh Centurions forward Lachlan Burr has been forced to retire from rugby league with immediate effect due to an ongoing chronic hip injury.

The 29-year-old had been contracted to NRL side North Queensland Cowboys but he has had to hang up his boots for good.

Burr joined the Cowboys ahead of last season. He made 15 appearances for Todd Payten’s side in 2021.

A statement from the Cowboys read: “The Cowboys thank Lachlan for his service since joining the club prior to the 2021 season and wish him well in his future endeavours.”

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Burr started his career with Canterbury Bulldogs in 2013, where he made a solitary NRL appearance.

The Australian loose forward was named in the New South Wales Cup Team of the Year the following season. The team featured Super League stars Bureta Faraimo, Josh Mantellato, Michael Dobson, Shannon Wakeman and Tyler Randell.

Burr’s impressive performances in 20134 saw him secure another NRL contract with Gold Coast Titans. He played 23 games for the Queensland-based club over two seasons.

Burr then made the move over to England in 2017. He made 28 appearances for Leigh in Super League, scoring three tries. Burr also played three games for Championship side Sheffield Eagles on dual-registration.

He couldn’t help the Centurions avoid the drop though as they suffered relegation from Super League after gaining promotion from the Championship the season before.

The Sydney-born forward returned to the NRL scene in 2019. He spent two seasons with the New Zealand Warriors, playing 37 times before moving to the Cowboys.

Lachlan Burr brings the curtain down on his career having made 107 first-grade appearances, scoring seven tries.

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