Ex-St Helens and Huddersfield Giants coach to Nathan Brown return to Super League?

Nathan Brown is highly revered in Super League from his time spent at both St Helens and Huddersfield Giants.

The Australian first made the move to UK shores ahead of the 2009 season, with Huddersfield the target. And, in his first season, Brown guided the West Yorkshire club to a Challenge Cup Final.

His great work at the John Smith’s Stadium earned him a big move to St Helens with whom he coached to a Super League Grand Final win in 2014.

Brown departed the UK at the end of that year, taking up a job at the Newcastle Knights.

However, with just a 26% win percentage, Brown was shown the door by the Knights and subsequently took over at the New Zealand Warriors where he has been met with a serious number of challenges not least the Covid-19 pandemic which forced his New Zealand-based side to relocate to Australia in a bubble for months on end.

His time there now seems to be coming to an end, too, with Brown revealing that he would not commit to a long-term relocation back to Auckland.

The former St George Illawarra Dragons boss has struggled to pick up results in 2022, with the Warriors’ hammering by Manly Sea Eagles at the weekend yielding their fifth defeat in a row.

If Brown does leave – which looks increasingly likely with a meeting expected tomorrow with the club’s hierarchy – could he be given another shot in Super League?

His NRL reputation is somewhat on the brink of collapsing after failing at the Knights and now the Warriors, with a return to a competition where he is highly rated making sense.

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