1. ITV Report

Nathan Brown appointed new St Helens coach

Brown has signed a 3-year deal with St Helens and will join at the end of the season Photo:

St.Helens have appointed Nathan Brown as their new Head Coach on a three-year deal.

He will take up the position at the end of this season after his current contract with Huddersfield Giants expires.

The 38 year old is inhis final season of four as Head Coach of Huddersfield Giants, who arecurrently top of the Stobart Super League table.

He replaces former Head Coach Royce Simmons who was sacked as St Helens coach last month. Mike Rush is currently in temporary charge of the team.

Nathan Brown said:“It’s an honour to be appointed the Head Coach of St.Helens. They are a great and historic club and continuously associated with success; I’m relishing the challenge for next season onwards. They have a strong first team squad and more promising youngsters coming through their system, along with a great new stadium and training facility.

SaintsChairman, Eamonn McManus, added: “We are extremely pleased that Nathan will bejoining us next season. I believe he is ideally suited for the Saints both withregard to the way we want to play and as to what we aim to achieve in terms ofsuccess.

“Heis still a relatively young coach but already has pedigree and experiencegained over many years as a Head Coach at the highest levels both in the NRLand in Super League.”

AssistantCoach, Kieron Cunningham, stated: “I’m excited about Nathan’s arrival andreally look forward to working with him. The strength of our squad and of ourcoaching team in the years ahead will put us in a very strong position tocontinue to improve and to succeed at the highest level.”

In his first season at Huddersfield Bfrown took them to the 2009 Carnegie Cup Final and has since progressed the Giants tobe a real force in the game.