|Name Nathan Brown|
Nathan Brown (born 1 March 1993) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League. He plays at prop. He previously played for the Wests Tigers and South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Born in Fairfield, New South Wales, Brown played his junior football for Five Dock RSL and Dundas Shamrocks Junior Rugby League Football Club, before being signed by the Wests Tigers.
In 2012 and 2013, Brown played for the Wests Tigers' NYC team. On 30 September 2012, he played in the Tigers' 2012 NYC Grand Final win over the Canberra Raiders. On 18 July 2013, he re-signed with the Tigers on a 3-year contract.
In Round 24 of the 2013 NRL season, Brown made his NRL debut for the Tigers against the St. George Illawarra Dragons. As the Tigers had exceeded their second-tier salary cap, the NRL had to grant a special dispensation for Brown to play as neither team could reach the semi-finals. However, Brown was precluded from playing in any further games for the season.
On 2 March, Brown signed a 2-year contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs effective immediately, after being released from his Tigers contract. He made his Rabbitohs debut in Round 6 of the 2015 NRL season against the North Queensland Cowboys. He finished off the year with seven games for the Rabbitohs, starting in the second-row on two occasions.
Brown was a regular in first grade in 2016, playing prop or lock. In round 13 he avoided suspension after attempting to kick a player in the groin. The next week, he was described as, "one of rugby league’s dirtiest players, biggest thug and throwback to the old days," after a late shot on Mitchell Moses. Coach Michael Maguire said, "Seriously I think he’s a good kid but he’s playing on the edge when fatigue sets in. He’s got to be more aware of those moments in the game." In September, Brown signed a 2-year contract with the Parramatta Eels starting in 2017.
After a stellar first season with Parramatta, Brown was awarded The Ken Thornett Medal for being Parramatta's best player in 2017.