How a Google search saved Wests Tigers star Nu Brown’s career after he was told to retire

Nu Brown was close to calling time on his rugby league career due a serious foot injury – but a quick Google search has given him another shot in the NRL.

Brown, 27, was urged to retire by multiple specialists, only for the stubborn utility to seek a different opinion.

The Samoan international, who previously was on the books of Cronulla and Canterbury, eventually found a Melbourne doctor willing to operate on him – and soon after secured a contract with Featherstone Rovers in the UK.

‘I was told I was unlikely to be able to run again, let alone play footy,’ Brown said.