Darren Brown (rugby league)
|Born||29 April 1969|
|Position||Lock, Second-row, Centre, Five-eighth|
Darren Brown (born 29 April 1969) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played for South Sydney, Canterbury-Bankstown, Western Suburbs and the Penrith Panthers. Brown also played for the Salford City Reds in the Super League. He spent most of his career as lock or second rower, but could also play in the backline.
Rugby league career
Brown began his first-grade career at South Sydney in 1989 and had two stints at the club.
In between his South Sydney stints he played the 1991 NSWRL season with Canterbury, where he featured as a centre and five-eighth, with a highlight being a hat-trick of tries in a win over Eastern Suburbs.
After returning to South Sydney for a further two years, Brown joined Western Suburbs in the 1994 season and played as the lock in the first three rounds. He was then sacked by Western Suburbs following his involvement in a brawl outside Canterbury Leagues Club and finished the season with Penrith.
Used as a forward, Brown continued to play for Penrith for another four seasons, which included finals in 1997.
- Collis, Ian (2018). The A to Z of Rugby League Players. New Holland Publishers. ISBN 9781921024986.
- "Brown serves second dose of revenge". The Canberra Times. 6 April 1992. p. 19. Retrieved 28 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Taylor blunders damage Magpies". The Canberra Times. 25 March 1991. p. 24. Retrieved 28 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Brown, Penrith linked". The Canberra Times. 30 April 1994. p. 60. Retrieved 28 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
- Fisher, Michael (4 January 2001). "Salford boosted by Brown return". The Telegraph.
- Darren Brown at Rugby League project