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Nathan Brown sued by player agent over “unpaid debts”

Written by on May 18, 2024


Nathan Brown is set to face court over claims he has “unpaid debts” to his former agent Isaac Moses, who plans to sue the Manly player for more than $200,000.

The matter was heard in the NSW Supreme Court this week with Moses – who is the director of player management company Cove Agency – claiming Brown failed to pay him for securing his contract with Parramatta for 2019 and 2020.

Brown signed Moses as a player agent in March 2018, but dropped him in October 2020.

Moses is seeking $75,000 for his services and his legal costs, estimated at just over $150,000.

In documents exclusively obtained by, Moses’s lawyers voiced their concerns to the court that Brown may be unable to pay costs if he loses the legal battle, as he is currently on a “train and trial contract” with Manly for the 2024 season only.

“Mr Brown is unlikely to earn in excess of $80,000 in 2024 and is more likely to earn, unless upgraded after round 11 of the 2024 NRL season, a gross sum of $62,400,” Moses’ lawyer Anthony Romeo stated in the documents.

Mr Romeo states Moses sent Brown a letter in June 2021 “demanding” the debt due be paid within seven days.

“The defendant has paid $0 to date,” he said.

“The plaintiff is and was at all material times responsible and successful for procuring a playing contract on behalf of the defendant for the 2019 and 2020 playing seasons,” Mr Romeo states in the documents.

“By not paying the agency fee the defendant has been unjustly enriched at the plaintiff’s expense.”

In the documents, Brown’s legal team states he denies “any indebtedness” to Moses.

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The Manly player is 31-year-old, however, has stated his desire to play on for a few more years in recent media interviews.

He was signed in the off-season to the Sea Eagles on a “train-and-trial” basis, however, has since been upgraded to the club’s top 30 roster.

Brown recently played his 150th game in the NRL and made two Origin appearances for NSW in 2020. He also played in the 2022 grand final for Parramatta.

Originally published as Manly player Nathan Brown sued over “unpaid debts” to former player agent