After missing the 2015 season due to a knee injury, Brown never quite managed to push his way into the Sharks Premiership winning team in 2016, playing just two top grade games.
Brown is a Samoan international who is a talented utility capable of playing a number of different roles.
In his debut season of 2014, 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.
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.
Nu Brown paid his thanks to the fans who have rode the emotional journey with him, now back into the NRL mix, when speaking with Sharks TV on Thursday...
Sharks five-eighth Fa’amanu Brown this weekend returns to NRL action, completing a return from a horror ACL tear at the 2015 Auckland Nines.
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