Fa’amanu Brown Joins St George Illawarra Dragons for 2024 NRL Season

Former Hull FC Player Fa’amanu Brown Joins St George Illawarra Dragons

Former Hull FC player Fa’amanu Brown has secured a contract with St George Illawarra Dragons for the remainder of the 2024 season, with an option for the club to extend it to 2025. The New Zealand international had initially joined Hull FC on a one-year deal ahead of the 2024 Super League season, making eight appearances for the Black and Whites. However, due to personal reasons, Brown was granted a release from Hull to return to Australia and be closer to his family, as his partner’s father is seriously ill.

The Dragons have quickly moved to acquire the services of the versatile hooker or half-back, recognizing the value he can bring to their squad for the rest of the current NRL season and potentially beyond. St George Illawarra Dragons coach Shane Flanagan expressed his delight in securing Brown’s signing, highlighting his work ethic and versatility as key assets that will strengthen the team.

“Fa’amanu is a quality player with a great attitude, and we’re thrilled to have him join the Dragons for the remainder of the season,” said Flanagan.

Brown, who has made a total of 56 appearances in the NRL, has previously played for Cronulla Sharks, Canterbury Bulldogs, Wests Tigers, and Newcastle Knights. In 2021, he had a spell in England with Featherstone Rovers in the Championship, where he scored 17 tries in 27 games. The rugby league player has represented both New Zealand, his birth nation, and Samoa, his heritage, on the international stage, including appearances in two World Cups.

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