Benjamin "Ben" Lovett - South Sydney Player Report

Second Row

FG Player - 1189

One time South Sydney Reserve Grade premiership winner in 2023, who missing playing in the 2023 NRL State Championship through leg injury sustained in the Grand Final.

Lovett came to South Sydney after playing his junior football in Parkes, New South Wales. He made his senior grade premiership debut in the 2020 Round 1 Under20s clash against Cronulla-Sutherland at Redfern Oval, before the lower grades were suspended due to covid. He got a sniff of first grade in the 2022 trial against North Queensland in Cairns. He stepped up into Reserve Grade in the 2022 Round 4 premiership clash against North Sydney at North Sydney Oval. He made his first grade debut in the 2023 Round 1 Pre-Season Challenge against Manly-Warringah at the Central Coast Stadium. Before making his first grade premiership debut in the 2023 Round 4 clash against Manly-Warringah at Stadium Australia.

Lovett is a defensive second rower, who has played a few games at prop.

In 2021 Lovett was named the South Sydney U21 player of the year.

Playing - Height / Weight
           185cm / 92kg

Representative Qualification
NSW Country

Date of Birth
Penrith - 7th December 2001


Previous Clubs                         M  T   G FG  Pt
Parkes                (2019)    

Previous Rep Honours                   M  T   G FG  Pt
NSWCCC U18            (2019)                            (c)
Western Division U18  (2019)           6  4   -  -  16
NSW Country U18       (2019)

Previous Awards
Western Division - Player of the Year (2019)
Group 11 - Junior Player of the Year (2019)

Playing Career at South Sydney (2020-24)

South Sydney First Grade Debut
2023 Pre01 Gosf v Manly-Warringah (PreSeason Challenge - 21y 65d)
2023 Rd04  StAu v Manly-Warringah (Premiership - 21y 108d)

Contracted Until
End of 2024

First Grade
                               Premiership :                Pre-Season Challenge
         M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :   M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
2023     3   1  (2)  -   -      -   -    - :   2   -  (2)  -   -      -   -    -

TOTAL    3   1  (2)  -   -      -   -    - :   2   -  (2)  -   -      -   -    -

SS FG    5   1  (4)  -   -      -   -    -

South Sydney Senior Grade Debut
2020 Rd01  Redf v Cronulla (U20s)
2022 Rd12  NSO  v Norths   (Reserve Grade)

Lower Grades                                
                          (RG) Premiership :             (RG) State Championship :               (U20/U21)Jersey Flegg
Year     M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :   M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :   M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
2020     -   -   -   -   -      -   -    - :                                     :   1   -  (1)  -   -      -   -    -
2021     -   -   -   -   -      -   -    - :                                     :  11   9  (2)  2   -      -   -    8
2022     7   7   -   4   -      -   -   16 :
2023    22  22   -   2   -      -   -    8 :   -   -   -   -   -      -   -    -

TOTAL   29  29   -   6   -      -   -   24 :   -   -   -   -   -      -   -    - :  12   9  (3)  2   -      -   -    8

South Sydney Senior(FG/RG/3G) Grade Career
                               Premiership :                                 Cup :                         All Matches
         M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :   M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :   M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
CAREER  44  39  (5)  8   -      -   -   32 :   2   -  (2)  -   -      -   -    - :  46  39  (7)  8   -      -   -   32 

Match Statistics at South Sydney

Versus - First Grade                       : Lower Grades
                          (FG) Premiership :       (RG) Premiership :      (U21) Premiership
                     T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :  T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :  T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
Canterbury                                 :  2   -      -   -    8 :
Cronulla                                   :                        :  1   -      -   -    4
Norths                                     :  1   -      -   -    4 :
Parramatta                                 :  1   -      -   -    4 :
Penrith                                    :  1   -      -   -    4 :
Wests                                      :  1   -      -   -    4 :
Wests-Tig                                  :                        :  1   -      -   -    4

Venues  - First Grade                      : Lower Grades
                          (FG) Premiership :       (RG) Premiership :      (U21) Premiership
                     T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :  T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :  T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
StAu                                       :  3   -      -   -   12 :  1   -      -   -    4
Redf                                       :  1   -      -   -    4 :
Ende                                       :                        :  1   -      -   -    4
NSO                                        :  1   -      -   -    4 :
Penr                                       :  1   -      -   -    4 :

2020                                                               First Grade Statistics     :                                                                  Lower Grade Statistics
                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG     :                               Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG
Rd01                                                                                          : U20  Int  #18 Cronulla  Redf W 18   4  1  -  -  -   -   -   28  -  -   -  -  -  -     -

2020 TOTALS                                                                                   :                                18   4  1  -  -  -   -   -   28  -  -   -  -  -  -     -

2021                                                                   First Grade Statistics     :                                                                       Lower Grade Statistics
                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG     :                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG
Rd01                                                                                              : U21  Int  #17 Penrith    Penr L 24  10  -  -  -  -   -   -    5  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd03                                                                                              : U21  SRow #12 Syd Rstrs  Redf W 31  17  -  -  3  -   -   -   53  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd04                                                                                              : U21  SRow #12 Canterbury StAu W 70  16  -  -  7  -   -   -   60  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd06                                                                                              : U21  Int  #12 Wests-Tig  StAu L 64   7  -  -  1  1   -   -  126  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd07                                                                                              : U21  SRow #12 Parramatta Ring L 70  31  -  -  8  -   -   -   87  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd08                                                                                              : U21  SRow #11 Cronulla   Ende L 70  33  1  -  4  1   -   -   44  1  1   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd09                                                                                              : U21  SRow #11 Manly      Redf W 70  14  -  -  5  -   -   -   59  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd11                                                                                              : U21  SRow #11 Penrith    Redf W 70  26  -  -  8  -   -   -   75  1  2   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd12                                                                                              : U21  SRow #11 Parramatta StAu W 70  26  -  -  6  -   -   -   84  1  2   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd13                                                                                              : U21  SRow #11 St Geo-Ill Redf L 55  26  -  -  8  -   -   -   75  -  1   -  1  -  -     -   -
Rd02                                                                                              : U21  SRow #11 Manly      StAu L 70  19  -  -  7  -   -   -   85  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -


2022                                                                   First Grade Statistics     :                                                                       Lower Grade Statistics
                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG     :                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG
Trial SRow #11 Nth Qld    Crns L 76  36  -  -  8  -   7   -   47  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd12                                                                                              : RG   SRow #12 Norths     NSO  L 80  28  -  1  5  -  12   -  100  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd13                                                                                              : RG   SRow #11 Wests      Redf W 80  26  1  -  4  1  12   -  118  2  1   -  1  1  -     -   -
Rd14  Suspended                                                                                   :
Rd15                                                                                              : RG   SRow #11 Blacktown  Layb W 69  17  1  -  1  -   7   -   63  1  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd16                                                                                              : RG   SRow #12 Parramatta StAu L 80  31  2  1  2  1  11   -   98  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd17                                                                                              : RG   SRow #12 Newcastle  NISC L 80  34  -  -  9  -   6   -   40  2  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd18                                                                                              : RG   SRow #11 Canterbury StAu L 80  28  -  -  4  -  11   -   70  2  1   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd22                                                                                              : RG   SRow #12 Parramatta WSS  L  4   4  -  -  -  -   2   -    8  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -

2022 TOTALS                      76  36  -  -  8  -   7   -   47  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :                                473 168  4  2 25  2  61   -  497  7  3   -  1  4  -     -   -

2022 FG Average Minutes          -  76.0
2022 FG Average Tackles (80 min) -  37.9
2022 FG Average Runs    (80 min) -   7.4
2022 FG Average Meters per run   -   6.7m
2022 FG Tackling Ability         -  81.8%

2023                                                                      First Grade Statistics     :                                                                          Lower Grade Statistics
                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LA LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG     :                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LA LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG
Pre01 Int  #16 Manly      Gosf L 40  16  -  -  1  -  -   6   -   44  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Pre02 Int  #20 St Geo-Ill Mudg W 21  10  -  -  1  -  -   2   -   27  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd01                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Newtown    Hens L 80  41  2  -  7  -  -  10   -   92  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd02                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Penrith    Penr L 80  25  -  -  6  -  1  12   -  116  -  2   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd03                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Syd Rstrs  Went L 73  28  2  -  4  -  -  15   -  122  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd04  Int  #18 Manly      StAu W 20  15  -  -  1  -  -   3   -   23  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd06                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Canterbury StAu L 70  37  -  - 11  -  1  16   -  132  1  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
Rd07                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Norths     NSO  L 80  34  1  -  8  -  1  12   -   80  -  1   -  1  -  -     -   - (c)
Rd08                                                                                                 : RG   Lock #10 Penrith    StAu W 62  38  -  -  4  -  -  12   -   81  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd09                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Canberra   Wagg L 80  29  -  -  5  -  -  11   -  120  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd10                                                                                                 : RG   Lock  #8 Syd Rstrs  NSO  W 52  16  -  -  1  -  -  16   -  140  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd11                                                                                                 : RG   Prop  #8 Wests      StAu W 56  32  1  -  1  -  -  13   -  131  4  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd12                                                                                                 : RG   Lock  #8 Parramatta SFS2 L 28  15  1  -  -  -  -  11   -   83  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd15                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 St Geo-Ill Koga W 72  38  1  -  3  -  -   6   -   47  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd16                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Norths     Coog W 80  44  1  -  5  -  -  12   -  118  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd17                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Blacktown  Layb W 80  32  2  -  3  -  -   8   -   90  2  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd18                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Warriors   MtSm L 67  31  -  -  3  -  -   9   -   72  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd19  RSRw #11 Canterbury StAu L 80  30  1  -  4  -  -   9   -   83  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd20                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Parramatta WSS  W 80  30  1  -  2  -  -  11   -   82  1  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd21                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Newcastle  Redf W 80  30  -  -  5  -  -  10   1  103  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd22                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Wests      Lidc W 80  20  -  1  2  -  -   8   -   82  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd23                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Newtown    Redf W 80  33  2  -  3  -  -   8   -   60  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd24  Int  #18 St Geo-Ill Crns W 23   7  -  -  1  -  -   5   -   44  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd25                                                                                                 : RG   RSRw #11 Newcastle  Tnto W 63  36  -  -  1  1  -  10   -   87  1  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
MPSF                                                                                                 : RG   LSRw #11 Warriors   NSO  W 39  22  2  -  4  -  -  10   -  107  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
MSF                                                                                                  : RG   LSRw #11 Norths     Leic W 80  25  1  -  4  -  -  11   -  144  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
GF                                                                                                   : RG   LSRw #11 Norths     WSS  W 47  24  -  -  2  -  -  10   -  116  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -

2023 TOTALS                     123  52  1  -  6  -  -  17   -  150  1  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     :                               1509 661 17  1 84  1  3 242   1 2213 16  8   -  1  2  -     -   -

2023 FG Average Minutes          -  41.0
2023 FG Average Tackles (80 min) -  33.8
2023 FG Average Runs    (80 min) -  11.1
2023 FG Average Meters per run   -   8.8m
2023 FG Tackling Ability         -  89.7%

Captaincy Record at South Sydney


      Lower Grades
Year  RG-Premiership(  W- D-L      %) : RG-StCh(  W- D-L      %) : U21s(  W- D-L      %)
2023               1(  0- 0-1     0%) :                          :

TOTAL              1(  0- 0-1     0%) :                          :

SS CAREER          1(  0- 0-1     0%)

Suspension Record at South Sydney

Year       Grade  v              Fine Wk CO  Ldg G CHARGE
none

Sin Bins

Year       Grade v          CHARGE
none

Player Awards

Year  Award
2021 - South Sydney Jersey Flegg Player of the Year

Representative Honours at South Sydney

Domestic
none

International
none

Player News

Lovett 2022-23 Contract Extension
Lovett 2024 Contract Extension

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