Kristian Woolf made interim coach of Newcastle Knights after Nathan Brown exit

Drew Darbyshire

Nathan Brown has left Newcastle Knights with immediate effect and Kristian Woolf has been put in charge on an interim basis.

The Knights have confirmed Brown has departed the club, with the decision being made in conjunction with the Australian in “the best interest of the club”.

Woolf – who is also the Tonga head coach – will take over as Newcastle’s interim coach for the rest of the season.

He has recently been linked with the St Helens job that is being vacated by Justin Holbrook, who is off to Gold Coast Titans on a two-year deal from 2020.

According to, Adam O’Brien is favourite to become the new permanent head coach of the Knights from next year.

O’Brien has told the Roosters of his intentions to become Newcastle head coach from next season. He is expected to remain as Trent Robinson’s assistant for the rest of this campaign though.

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