Kelly Brown

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Kelly Brown
Full name Kelly David Robert Brown
Date of birth (1982-06-08) 8 June 1982 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland[1]
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[2]
Weight 17 st 3 lb (111 kg)[2]
School Earlston High School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker / Number 8
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Melrose RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–07
2007–10
2010–
Border Reivers
Glasgow Warriors
Saracens
45
61
85
(25)
(20)
(25)
correct as of 13 June 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005– Scotland 64 (20) [2]
correct as of 15 June 2014.

Kelly Brown (born 8 June 1982 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish rugby union player. He is the captain of Scotland's national rugby union team, and plays club rugby for Saracens as a flanker.

Club career[edit]

Brown played professionally for Border Reivers[3] until the end of the 2006–07 season, when the club was disbanded.[4] After that he played for the Glasgow Warriors.[5][6]

On 19 January 2010, it was confirmed that Brown had signed a deal with Rugby Premiership club Saracens.[7]

International career[edit]

Brown made his debut for the Scottish national side on 5 June 2005 in a match against Romania where he scored a try. Brown was in the Scotland squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, when he made five appearance (four as substitute), and scored a try in the pool match against Portugal.[2]

He was injured during the 2011 Six Nations campaign while playing for Scotland against England at Twickenham, where he had to be stretchered off after a lengthy pause in play.[8]

On 30 October 2012 it was announced that, after a lengthy injury that ruled him out of the 6 nations, Brown would return to captain Scotland for his 50th cap in the first Autumn test of 2012 against New Zealand.

Personal life[edit]

Brown is a graduate of the McGuire Programme to treat stammering.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Player profile – Kelly Brown". Rugby World Cup. Retrieved 2 November 2007. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d "Kelly Brown". Scotland Rugby Team Website. Scottish Rugby Union. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Hadden brings in new faces The Telegraph, 10 January 2007
  4. ^ Rugby-Border Reivers to be disbanded at end of season Reuters, 27 March 2007
  5. ^ Brown signs for Glasgow Warriors BBC Sport, 16 May 2007
  6. ^ (French)"Fiche joueur Brown Kelly". Itsrugby.fr. [dead link]
  7. ^ Saracens secure Glasgow flanker Kelly Brown BBC Sport, 19 January 2010
  8. ^ Six Nations: England 22-16 Scotland BBC Sport, 13 March 2011
  9. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/get-inspired/26035211

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