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Shannon Boyd (born 9 September 1992) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Canberra Raiders in the National Rugby League. A New South Wales Country and Australia national rugby league team representative, he plays at prop.
Born in Goulburn, New South Wales, Boyd played his junior football for the Cowra Magpies before being signed by the Canberra Raiders. He played for their NYC team from 2010 to 2012. Boyd played for the New South Wales Under 18s team and, in 2012, the Under 20s team.
In Round 1, Boyd made his NRL debut for the Raiders off the interchange bench against the North Queensland Cowboys in a 28-22 loss at 1300SMILES Stadium. In Round 6 against the Newcastle Knights, Boyd scored his first NRL try in a 26-12 loss at Canberra Stadium. On 23 April, Boyd re-signed with the Raiders, keeping him at the club till the end of the 2017 season. He scored one try from his 24 appearance in his debut season and was named the Raiders Rookie of the Year at the Meninga Medal presentation night.
In May, Boyd was selected as 18th man for New South Wales Country. In Round 22 against the Wests Tigers, he scored his first career double in the first half of the match in the Raiders' 20-18 loss at Canberra Stadium. He finished the season with 20 matches and 5 tries. He was named in the Prime Minister's XIII train-on squad but was later ruled out due to injury. On 27 October, he re-signed with the Raiders on a 3-year contract.
In the pre-season, Boyd was named in the Raiders' Auckland Nines squad. On 8 May, Boyd started at prop for New South Wales Country against New South Wales City. During the season, Boyd was being recognised as being the one of the in-form props of the competition, showing some great performances up front to lead the Raiders to a 10-match winning streak towards the finals. Boyd played in 26 matches and scored 2 tries for the Raiders. He was rewarded for his big season by being selected in the 24-man Australian Kangaroos squad for the Four Nations. On 15 October, Boyd made his international debut for Australia against New Zealand, where he started at prop in the 26-6 win at nib Stadium in Perth. Boyd played in 4 matches of the tournament including playing off the interchange bench in the Kangaroos 34-8 Final win against New Zealand at Anfield.