Kelly Brown

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Kelly Brown
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Full name Kelly David Robert Brown
Date of birth (1982-06-08) 8 June 1982 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland[1]
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[2]
Weight 111 kg (17 st 7 lb) [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 Apps (points)
Border Reivers
Glasgow Warriors
Correct as of 15 February 2015
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2005– Scotland 64 (20) [2]
Correct as of 15 June 2014

Kelly Brown (born 8 June 1982) is a Scottish rugby union player. He was the captain of Scotland's national rugby union team, and plays club rugby for Saracens as a flanker. Brown is also briefly mentioned on Pottermore, in an excerpt written by J.K. Rowling for the website, suggesting that he is in fact a squib – a wizard-born with no magical powers – masquerading as a muggle, alongside Stuart Hogg and Jim Hamilton (rugby union)[3]

Early life[edit]

Brown was born on 8 June 1982 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at Earlston High School in the Scottish Borders.[4]

Club career[edit]

Brown played professionally for Border Reivers[5] until the end of the 2006–07 season, when the club was disbanded.[6] After that he played for the Glasgow Warriors.[7][8]

On 19 January 2010, it was confirmed that Brown had signed a deal with Rugby Premiership club Saracens.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Kelly Brown married Emily Granfield. They have two daughters, Amber and Leena. Brown's older brother Rowan also appeared for the Scottish Schools rugby team.[4]

Brown is a graduate of the McGuire Programme to treat stammering.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Player profile – Kelly Brown". Rugby World Cup. Archived from the original on 15 October 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Kelly Brown". Scotland Rugby Team Website. Scottish Rugby Union. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Rowling, J.K. "Pottermore". Sony. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "South promise a tough fight". The Herald. Glasgow. 30 September 1998. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Hadden brings in new faces The Telegraph, 10 January 2007
  6. ^ Rugby-Border Reivers to be disbanded at end of season Reuters, 27 March 2007
  7. ^ Brown signs for Glasgow Warriors BBC Sport, 16 May 2007
  8. ^ "Fiche joueur Brown Kelly". (in French). Archived from the original on 18 October 2007. 
  9. ^ "Saracens secure Glasgow flanker Kelly Brown". BBC Sport. 19 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Six Nations: England 22-16 Scotland". BBC Sport. 13 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "Saracens' back-row Kelly Brown unveiled as Scotland captain". BBC News. 31 October 2012. 
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