Fa’amanu Brown’s exit from Featherstone Rovers was confirmed over the weekend, with the Samoan international leaving the Millennium Stadium after just one season.
Brown, who registered 17 tries and 17 goals in 25 appearances for Rovers, cited family reasons for his decision to return back home, leaving a huge gap to fill for the West Yorkshire club.
The playmaker was named the club’s best newcomer and the Try of the Season for winner his iconic score at Wembley.
Brown said: “Hey Cappers! Just wanted to join the fan page to say a big thank you to you all for making my experience in England the best and most memorable time in my life.
“I wish I could come up to every individual and thank you for being behind the boys and I throughout this year.
“I really do believe you as fans are the core of this club. The best fans I’ve ever experienced in my career.
“When I first came to the club I didn’t know what to expect until the first home game of the season and I felt like I was right at home.”
Brown continued: “Most of you know my story with my injuries and not being able to run but you guys jumped on board and carried me throughout the season and proved the doubters wrong that I could play every game.
“Even though I’ll be on the other side of the world, I’ll always be a Capper and I’ll be following the club with the journey to promotion.
“I encourage you guys to follow and believe in the boys because the future is bright for the club and for the Featherstone community.
“Thank you all for your love and if we ever cross paths again please come and say hello! UTR.”
It’s a big loss for Rovers who narrowly missed out on a Super League spot with defeat to Toulouse Olympique in the Million Pound Game back in October.
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