Shannon Boyd’s 2017 season was disrupted by injury despite the big prop managing to put together an impressive amount of games and minutes together this season.
The rampaging Raider was hoping to build on his representative honours from 2016.
The former Cowra Magpies junior was feared to have broken his leg in the Raiders Round 9 loss to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium. He was cleared of any serious damage although he was forced to pull out of the Australian Kangaroos ANZAC Test match against the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium.
Boyd was incredibly unlucky again on the injury front as he sustained a knee injury against the Manly Sea Eagles at Lottoland which hampered his State of Origin aspirations.
In total, Boyd managed 229 runs from 23 appearances averaging 40 minutes per match. Averaging just under 100 running metres per match Boyd also contributed with 530 tackles throughout the year.
Compared to Boyd’s 2016 statistics the forward improved on his tackles as he averaged 21 last year compared to 23 this year. It was a similar situation in the metres game with Boyd increasing from an average 89m per game to 94.