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Dylan Brown (born 21 June 2000) is a New Zealand rugby league footballer who plays as a halfback and five-eighth for the Parramatta Eels in the NRL.

Dylan Brown
Personal information
Born (2000-06-21) 21 June 2000 (age 19)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight85 kg (13 st 5 lb)
Playing information
PositionHalfback, Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2019– Parramatta Eels 3 1 0 0 4
As of 19 May 2019
Source: [1]

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BackgroundEdit

Brown of Samoan heritage,was born and grew up in Auckland, New Zealand and played his junior rugby league for the Hikurangi Stags. At age of 15, Brown moved to Sydney, Australia to pursue an NRL career with the Parramatta Eels. He attended and graduated from The Hills Sports High School.

CareerEdit

Brown played for Parramatta's Harold Matthews and S. G. Ball squads. In 2017 he led the S.G. Ball Squad to the grand final where they were victorious 30-22 over the Cronulla Sharks. Later on in the he went on to debut for the Eels in the U'20's Holden cup team in the middle of the 2017 season, at the age of 17. In 2017, Brown led the Holden cup squad to the NYC Grand Final, losing to the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Brown was then selected in the Australian Schoolboys later in the year at five-eighth, but withdrew from injury. [2]

In 2018, Brown started the year with Jersey Flegg and training on and off with first grade. Towards the end of the year he debuted for the Wentworthville Magpies in the NSW cup, playing 5 games. This led him to being promoted to Parramatta's first grade squad for the 2019 season, re-signing with the club until the end of the 2020 season.

On 17 March 2019 Brown made his NRL debut in round 1 against the Penrith Panthers in a 20-12 win.[3]

On 24 March 2019 Brown scored his first NRL try in round 2 against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in a 36-16 win. [4]

On 2 April 2019, Brown was ruled out indefinitely after sustaining bone bruising on his back. It was reported that Brown had been suffering with the injury for an extended period and would sit out opposed training sessions to protect himself in order to play in matches.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ https://www.parraeels.com.au/news/2017/07/17/young-eels-named-in-australian-schoolboys-side/
  3. ^ "Round 1 NRL team lists". NRL.com. 12 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Bulldogs v Eels - Round 2, 2019 - Match Centre". National Rugby League. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  5. ^ "Parramatta rookie Dylan Brown out indefinitely with back injury". www.sportingnews.com.
  6. ^ "Eels teen star Dylan Brown has been struck by an unusual injury often found in fast bowlers". www.foxsports.com.au.

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