SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Fa'amanu Brown of the Bulldogs is tackled during the round 14 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canterbury Bulldogs at the Sydney Cricket Ground on June 16, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Wests Tigers are still on the lookout for the right No.9 to fit into their team for the 2020 season. But they may have found their answer.

As revealed by, the Tigers met with Fa’amanu Brown in recent weeks, and have expressed considerable interest in the out-of-contract Canterbury player.

The 24-year-old has struggled to secure a weekly spot in the Bulldogs’ side this season, and is yet to be offered a contract by Dean Pay and the board.

Brown has managed just 36 matches over five seasons with both the Sharks and the Bulldogs, and can play various positions – a reasoning behind Tigers’ expression of interest.

Brown’s player agent Chis Rogaris confirmed that the two parties had met, however the club is yet to put forward an official offer.

Rogaris stated that Brown is “considering all options”, not excluding the possibility of playing overseas.

Folllowing Robbie Farah’s retirement and season-ending knee injury to youngster Jacob Liddle, the Tigers are keen to look afar.

Although they signed teenager Jake Simpkin, he won’t be able to carry the heavy tasks, and the club have already been challenged making salary cap room. All of Josh Reynolds, Russell Parker and Ben Matulino are yet to be sent elsewhere and are all carrying heavy pay packets.

The Bulldogs travel to Bankwest Stadium to face the Eels this Thursday night.


  1. Could be a great pickup for Wests Tigers on his utility value alone, and there is much more to his appeal. On the occasions I’ve seen him play in the Canterbury Cup he has been outstanding and shown the ability to control a game. He would be a big asset to any NRL club.

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