The St George Illawarra Dragons are deeply saddened at the passing of former player Grahame Bowen, on Tuesday.

Bowen, who played as prop-forward, made his first-grade debut for the St George Dragons during the 1967 season and scored 13 tries from 75 appearances in total over a span of six seasons.

The forward featured for the Club in their 1971 Grand Final fixture against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

He later joined the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in 1973 before retiring at the end of the following year.