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Season review: Ethan Lowe

After playing two NRL matches in 2013, the back-rower stepped it up to double-figures this season when he proved that he could be a force in the NRL.

He spent the opening two months of the season with the Pride before making it back into the NRL squad for the nine round victory against Brisbane at 1300SMILES Stadium.

He held his spot through to round 17 when a betting suspension cost him a month on the sidelines.

The 23-year-old played his first NRL final against the Roosters at Allianz Stadium and backed up a week later in the Northern Pride’s starting forward pack in their Intrust Super Cup grand final win against Easts.

He was also in the Pride lineup that downed Penrith in the NRL state championship final.

With just under 32 tackles a game, Lowe was No.1 amongst all Cowboys in 2014.

His season high of 47 tackles came against Parramatta in round 13.

WHAT’S IN STORE IN 2015:  

Lowe will be planning on being an even more regular member of the Cowboys’ first 17 next season.

He’ll be working hard on being more consistent with his performances on a week-to-week basis, while the departure of Tariq Sims will open up a starting berth that’s up his alley.