Nathan Brown gets Newcastle Knights job

Former St Helens coach Nathan Brown has got his first senior coaching role in the NRL after being appointed the new boss at Newcastle Knights.

Brown, 42, who cut short his stay with Saints after guiding them to Grand Final glory last October, has signed a three-year contract with the Knights.

He takes over from interim coach Danny Buderus, the former Leeds hooker who replaced Rick Stone in mid-season and will become part of Brown’s backroom team.

Brown, who will relocate from Sydney to Newcastle with his family, believes his extensive experience as a head coach and his ability to bring the best out of developing players are some of the strengths he will bring to the role.

“I’d like to think it’s my experience,” Brown told a press conference at Hunter Stadium. “I’ve worked at three different clubs and every club I’ve worked at I’ve introduced young players.”