NU BROWN STARS AS BULLDOGS WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Hornby Panthers junior Fa’amanu Brown has played a starring role as ISP premiers Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs thumped ISC champs Redcliffe Dolphins 42-18 in the InTrust Super State Championship at ANZ Stadium on NRL grand final day.
Brown, who made nine first-grade appearances off the bench for Canterbury in 2018 after joining the club from Cronulla in the off-season, has been a key performer for the Bulldogs’ second-tier outfit at hooker or halfback.
The utility donned the No.7 jumper in the Bulldogs’ grand final win over Newtown Jets – who he played many matches for during his time with the Sharks – and again in the State Championship. He laid on the opening try against the Dolphins, set up another in the second half and bagged the final four-pointer for himself to ice an emphatic result.
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Toa Samoa representative Brown is contracted to the Bulldogs for 2019, when he is again set to grapple with young halves Lachlan Lewis and Jeremy Marshall-King, and hookers Michael Lichaa and Zac Woolford for a place in Dean Pay’s NRL 17.