Cornwall RLFC bring in Australian half-back for 2023 campaign

Josh McAllister
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Cornwall RLFC have announced the signing of Australian half-back Cameron Brown on a one-year deal for their 2023 League 1 campaign. 

Brown, 22, has previously been with Queensland Cup side Burleigh Bears. He also played with Gold Coast based junior side Helensvale Hornets as a youngster. 

Cornwall RLFC had been teasing his signing and arrival into the country via social media over the weekend before confirming the addition on Monday evening.

Brown on Cornwall RLFC move

“I’m excited because I have always wanted to come over to the UK and play,” Brown said on his move.

“I know it will be a different but great experience and I can’t wait to rip in with the boys and this league.

“Personally, I am keen to show everyone what I am capable of and I hope that I can bring value and spark to the team. I love playing eyes-up footy, almost off the cuff at times. But that is the best way of having a good crack of playing and gaining success in this sport.

“I know that the lads have been training for a few months now but I have been ticking over myself back in Australia both in the gym and just doing some bits and pieces with a ball.

“I perhaps need a couple of games to blow the cobwebs out the way, but if the coach hands me the number six jumper, then I know I will be ready to play.

“I’m excited to play alongside someone like Adam Rusling as I’ve seen a couple of clips of him and he looks like a really good player. I am looking forward to building a good combination with him although perhaps getting used to the weather is the first thing I need to do.

“When I left Australia it was thirty-five degrees and now I get to England it is something like five and I have never felt cold like it. Seriously, though, I will adapt and as I said, I am itching to lace up my boots and start playing good footy with the boys.”

“We are really pleased with how our recruitment has gone over the off-season”

Cornwall RLFC general manager, John Beach, added: “We are thrilled to sign a player of Cameron’s undoubted talent and potential.

“It is great to finally get the deal over the line too as we first identified him as a player we were interested in over a year ago.

“We didn’t see Cameron in a Cornwall shirt last year. But we kept in touch with the player himself, his dad and his agent in an effort to make it happen.

“As a club, we are really pleased with how our recruitment has gone over the off-season. Like every club, there are always setbacks. But we see the signing of Cameron as one that has the potential to be hugely pivotal for our chances of success in 2023.”

Cornwall RLFC open their League 1 campaign with a trip to Midlands Hurricanes this Sunday.

Having been appointed during the off-season following Neil Kelly’s departure, Mike Abbott takes charge of the club in 2023.

Abbott served as Kelly’s assistant in their inaugural season in 2022. He will now lead the Choughs into their second campaign as a professional club.

Former Super League Coach of the Year Kelly left Cornwall by mutual agreement last October. The 60-year-old opted not to return for 2023 due to time spent away from his family.

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