Brown at Giants to the end of the season

Huddersfield Giants coach Nathan Brown
Huddersfield Giants coach Nathan Brown

HUDDERSFIELD boss Nathan Brown has said he will not be tempted to leave the Yorkshire club before the end of the season.

Brown will leave the Giants at the end of the season and is the bookies’ favourite to replace Royce Simmons as Saints head coach.

Simmons was dismissed on Sunday along with his assistant Kieron Purtill following a wretched run of four consecutive defeats.

However, Brown was quick to rule himself out of the running, releasing a statement within hours of Simmons’ departure.

“I am going nowhere,” said the Australian, who is in his fourth season with the Giants. “I have a job here until the end of the season and that’s that for me.

“This group of players and the club are very special to me and I will leave here at the end of October having given my absolute best to try to achieve the goals we have set ourselves. What the situation is at any other club is not for me to comment upon.”

Mike Rush, Saints development manager, has been handed the caretaker coach role alongside club legend Keiron Cunningham.

However, chairman Eamonn McManus has given no indication of how long the inexperienced duo will be in charge at the club.

Two other high profile Australians have been linked with the St Helens job.

Daniel Anderson and Mal Meninga both enjoyed successful spells at Saints, the former as a coach and the latter as a player during the 1985/86 season.

Both are currently without a full time coaching role and Anderson, who presided over the Saints most successful period in Super League, will be in England later this year to coach the Exiles against England.