SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 09: Jeremy Howe and Nathan Brown of the Magpies celebrate after victory in the round 16 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Collingwood Magpies at Spotless Stadium on July 9, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Collingwood defender Nathan Brown joins St Kilda

Collingwood defedner and restricted free agent Nathan Brown has joined St Kilda on a reported two-year deal, after the Pies opted not to match the Saint’s offer for the 27-year-old.

Brown played 130 games for the Magpies over nine seasons, including the 2010 premiership, after being selected with pick 10 in 2006 National Draft.

St Kilda Chief Operating Officer Ameet Bains said the club is thrilled to add some much needed defensive experience to its side.

“Nathan is a handy acquisition for the club and will obviously strengthen our defence,” Bains said.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 02: Nathan Brown of the Magpies kisses the Premiership Cup after the Magpies won the AFL Grand Final Replay match between the Collingwood Magpies and the St Kilda Saints at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 2, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 02: Nathan Brown of the Magpies kisses the Premiership Cup after the Magpies won the AFL Grand Final Replay match between the Collingwood Magpies and the St Kilda Saints at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 2, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

“Bringing Nathan in as a free agent also allows us to fill a key need without compromising our overall trade position; an important consideration given the trades we have completed during this exchange period.

“His ability to hold down a key defensive post makes him an attractive prospect for where our list is currently placed.

“In addition to his experience and leadership on the field, Nathan is a terrific person off the field and we look forward to him joining our ranks.”

Brown is St Kilda’s second acquisition this trade period, with Jack Steele joining the club last week. Western Bulldogs midfielder Koby Stevens is also expected to become a Saint later this week.

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  1. Lol.

    Pies are stuffed.

    In one off-season they are set to loose Brown, Frost, Marsh and williams.

    How do they justify not resigning Brown after Frost and Marsh are already leaving?

    Farcical

    Seems like we are targeting the spoon next year seeing as our only 2 key backs are now Keefe (who hasn’t even played in 2 years) and Reid (who’s breaks down almost every season)…..

  2. Chris I called this a while back. He was the only key back up for grabs that saints didn’t have to throw the house at. FB and CHB sorted now with him and Carlisle

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