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Nathan Brown signs with Huddersfield

By Steve Jancetic 18/07/2008 07:41:55 PM Comments (0)

Outgoing St George Illawarra coach Nathan Brown has beaten out NRL rivals Steve Folkes and Royce Simmons for the vacant Huddersfield coaching job in the English Super League.

Brown, shown the door by the Dragons after six seasons with the joint venture club, has agreed to a three year deal with the Giants from next season.

Huddersfield is the club which has lured Wests Tigers skipper Brett Hodgson overseas in 2009, and boasts a plethora of former Tigers on its books in John Skandalis, Paul Whatuira and Shane Elford.

It was believed Brown was on the lookout for an assistant coaching role within the NRL with the 34-year-old keen to remain in Australia with his young family.

But eventually the chance at another head coaching position proved too tempting.

"I have always said I wanted to be a career coach and this is a good opportunity for me to continue as a head coach," Brown said.

"Huddersfield will be a new challenge for me and an exciting adventure for my family in the UK.

"It is nice to have my future sorted but I am 100 per cent committed to the Dragons season and will be continuing to guide the players towards the finals and hopefully beyond."

Brown has been on the lookout for a job ever since the Dragons announced in April that longtime Brisbane mentor Wayne Bennett would be taking over at the club from next season.

Folkes, who was told his contract would not be renewed by the Bulldogs earlier this year, and Tigers assistant coach Simmons, were the other contenders for the job.

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