Brown playing for Newtown Jets in 2016.
24 December 1994 |
Christchurch, New Zealand
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||95 kg (14 st 13 lb)|
|Position||Five-eighth, Halfback, Hooker|
As of 18 July 2016
Fa'amanu "Nu" Brown (born 24 December 1994) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the National Rugby League. A Samoan international representative, he plays at five-eighth, halfback and hooker.
Of Samoan descent, Brown was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and played his junior football for the Hornby Panthers before moving to Australia and playing for De La Salle Caringbah. In 2012, Brown was signed by the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and started out in their S. G. Ball Cup team. Brown then played for the Sharks' NYC team from 2012 to 2014. Brown has captained the Sharks' NYC team.
On 14 February 2014, Brown was selected in the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks inaugural 2014 NRL Auckland Nines squad. Brown was selected to play for Samoa against Fiji in the 2014 Pacific Rugby League International test, but withdrew due to injury. On 5 June 2014, Brown re-signed with the Sharks on a 3-year contract, two days before his NRL debut. In Round 13 of the 2014 NRL season, Brown made his debut for the Sharks against the St. George Illawarra Dragons playing at five-eighth in the Sharks 30-0 loss at WIN Stadium. In Round 21 against the Parramatta Eels at Remondis Stadium, Brown scored his first NRL career try in the Sharks 32-12 loss. Brown finished his debut year in the NRL with him playing in 11 matches and scoring a try for the Sharks in the 2014 NRL season. On 9 September 2014, Brown was selected for the New Zealand and Samoa 2014 Four Nations train-on squads, but didn't make the final 24 man squads for both teams.
On 31 January and 1 February, Brown played for the Sharks in the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines. In their Auckland Nines Semi-Final match against the Sydney Roosters, Brown suffered a season ending Anterior cruciate ligament injury, resulting in him not playing in any matches for the Sharks in the 2015 NRL season.
On 17 May 2017, Fa'amanu Brown signed a two year deal with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. After waiting almost a year for a chance to be recalled to the side, Brown finally made his NRL return in Cronulla Sharks clash with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Round 12, with half James Maloney out with h origin duties. Brown lead the Cronulla Sharks to an emphatic 9-8 win over his future club.
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