|Name Riley Brown|
Role Rugby player
|Height 1.85 m|
Weight 99 kg
footy talk with riley brown in the cessnock dressing room
Riley Brown (born 15 October 1984, Bundaberg, Queensland) is an Australian professional rugby league player who is currently contracted with the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League (NRL). He primarily plays at Hooker.
Brown was raised in the town of Singleton, New South Wales where, at 17 years of age, he represented Singleton Greyhounds at first team level. Brown made his NRL debut on 4 April 2004, for the Newcastle Knights against the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium. After playing 40 games for the Knights, Brown was told to look elsewhere after coach Brian Smith's clean-out midway through the 2007 season. Brown was signed by the Sydney Roosters for the 2008 season.
In his first game for the Roosters, Brown infamously injured South Sydney player Craig Wing in the 8th minute of the match with a shoulder charge into Wing's back while Wing was being held up by two other players. Brown was not charged over the incident.
Brown broke his arm in the Roosters' 2008 qualifying final loss to the Brisbane Broncos. He did not return to the NRL until round 21, 2009.
He joined the Gold Coast Titans in 2010.
On 2 June 2000, Brown's mother Judith was murdered in her Anna Bay home. Brown's father, Ross, was convicted of the crime but Brown believes that his father is innocent.