Huddersfield have parted company with head coach Nathan Brown, just 24 hours after their Carnegie Challenge Cup semi-final defeat by Warrington. The 38-year-old Brown was due to leave the Giants at the end of the season, to take up a three-year contract with St Helens.
But Huddersfield have brought his departure forward after a slump that saw them win just one of their last eight matches and plummeted from the top of Super League to seventh. Brown's assistant Paul Anderson, will take over immediately and prepare the side for Sunday's home game against Wakefield.
"Clearly all can see that we have not performed to a level that we are confident this squad is capable of and as a consequence we have today agreed that Nathan will leave the club and Paul will move forward as head coach."