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Fa'amanu Brown

  • Date of Birth: 24-12-1994
  • Height: 184
  • Weight: 90
  • Position: Five-eighth, Halfback, Hooker, Utility
  • Rep. Honours: Samoan squad, 2014 Pacific Test Match
  • Junior Clubs: Hornby (Christchurch, NZ)
  • FG Debut: Sharks v Dragons, WIN Stadium, 07/06/2014, round 13
  • Club Debut: Sharks v Dragons, WIN Stadium, 07/06/2014, round 13

21-year-old Sharks player, Fa’amanu Brown has experienced a frustrating road to playout his NRL dream.

Having made his debut in Round 13 of the 2014 season against the St George Illawarra, Brown has featured on only 11 occasions since after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the Semi Final of the 2015 Auckland Nines.

In his debut season, Brown featured for the Sharks in halves in memorable victories over the Brisbane Broncos (24-22) at Suncorp Stadium and the Sydney Roosters (30-28) at Allianz Stadium.

However, following his devastating injury during the Auckland Nines, Nu as he is affectionately known, made injury rehab and the gym his home in a bid to return to the 2016 season bigger and better than ever.

With the Sharks halves stocks in good shape ahead of the 2016 NRL campaign, Head Coach Shane Flanagan has trained Brown in utility duties throughout the pre-season to strengthen the Shark overall coverage during the season proper.

Having moved from Christchurch to ply his trade in the Shire, Brown stills holds very strong ties to his family in New Zealand and credits them for their support throughout this tough period in his career.