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Souths sign Lowe as Ross cover

By Ed Jackson 07/06/2010 04:14:55 PM Comments (0)

South Sydney appear resigned to being without Ben Ross in 2010, recalling fellow prop Jaiman Lowe for the remainder of the NRL season.

Ross was given a career lifeline by the Rabbitohs in the off-season as he sought to resurrect a career put on hold by a serious neck injury suffered in round one last year while playing for Cronulla.

But last week it was revealed scans on his neck indicated Ross was still not ready to return to the field and there must be strong doubts that will happen.

Lowe, who was with the Rabbitohs between 2006 and 2009, returns to the club after spending the first half of the season with the Northern Pride in the Queensland Cup.

"I can't tell you how excited I am to be coming back," Lowe said.

"It was disappointing to leave last year and I've had my fingers crossed ever since to get back into the NRL.

"I'm really happy that the chance has come and it's with Souths. I'd prefer to play with Souths than any other club.

"Not many people get one chance at the NRL so to get a second chance is great. I just can't wait to get down to Sydney and have another crack at the NRL with South Sydney."

The Rabbitohs made it a family affair on Monday by also announcing Lowe's younger brother Ben has re-signed with the club for the next two years.

Souths chief executive Shane Richardson said securing the services of the Lowe brothers was a boost to the club.

"Ben has been one of the unsung heroes of our forward pack so far this season and he thoroughly deserves his contract extension," Richardson said.

"Jaiman has been in good form in the Queensland Cup and it was a difficult decision to see him leave the club last year.

"We know he can do the job, as he has on many previous occasions, and were pleased to have him back at the club."

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