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Kelly Brown
Scotland
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Full name Kelly David Robert Brown
Born June 8, 1982, Edinburgh
Current age 31 years 316 days
Major teams Glasgow, Munster, Saracens, Scotland A, Scotland
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 233 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2005-2014 63 45 18 20 4 0 0 0 24 38 1 38.88
Five/Six Nations 2007-2014 31 24 7 5 1 0 0 0 7 23 1 24.19
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 8 4 4 5 1 0 0 0 5 3 0 62.50

Career statistics
Test debut Romania v Scotland at Bucharest, Jun 5, 2005 match details
Last Test Wales v Scotland at Millennium Stadium, Mar 15, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2010-2014 52 41 11 10 2 0 0 0 43 7 2 84.61
Saracens 2010-2014 52 41 11 10 2 0 0 0 43 7 2 84.61
Profile

Scotland flanker Kelly Brown is the current captain of the national side and has the ability to lead the team into the 2015 World Cup if he stays injury free.

He made his international debut in a 39-19 win over Romania in June 2005, scoring a try in the process. And at the time of his debut he was playing his club rugby for Border Reivers, but following the dissolution of the side in 2007 he joined Glasgow Warriors.

In his journey to becoming an important member of the Scotland pack, he had turned out in the age groups and he realised his dream of playing in the Six Nations in 2007 when appeared against England. He was later selected for Scotland's 2007 World Cup squad and appeared in all five of their games en route to their exit at the quarter-finals stage.

He then appeared in all of Scotland's games of the 2008 Six Nations, starting against Wales and Ireland, before making replacement appearances in both of Scotland's summer Tests with Argentina. After missing out of the autumn internationals Brown returned to the Scotland squad for the 2009 Six Nations.

In tandem with his Glasgow team-mates John Barclay and Johnnie Beattie, Brown became part of the 'Killer Bs' back-row at both domestic and Test level. During the 2010 Six Nations the trio starred, but it was not enough to prevent Brown trading Glasgow for the Premiership and Saracens.

In his first season at Sarries, Brown took the Aviva Premiership crown before embarking to New Zealand with Scotland for the World Cup. Brown played in three of Scotland's four Pool matches before their group stage exit but emerged from the tournament as one of their better players in what was a disappointing campaign.

Going into the 2011-12 season, Brown was on fire for Sarries and played a key role in their dominant back-row vying with the likes of Jacques Burger and Ernst Joubert. He was pencilled in to lead Scotland into the 2012 Six Nations but he was ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury he sustained during a Heineken Cup match with Treviso.

The injury was worse than first feared and he had to wait until their match with the All Blacks in November 2012 to next play for the international side.

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Mar 8, 2014
Scotland's Kelly Brown reacts with dismay at having a penalty awarded against him
Scotland's Kelly Brown reacts with dismay at having a penalty awarded against him
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Sep 2, 2013
Scotland's Matt Scott and Kelly Brown pose in their new change strip
Scotland's Matt Scott and Kelly Brown pose in their new change strip
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Jun 4, 2013
The four captains - Paul Williams (Samoa), Kelly Brown (Scotland), Sergio Parisse (Italy), and Jean de Villiers (South Africa) strike a pose
The four captains - Paul Williams (Samoa), Kelly Brown (Scotland), Sergio Parisse (Italy), and Jean de Villiers (South Africa) strike a pose
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May 12, 2013
Saracens' Kelly Brown fends off Northampton's Jamie Elliott
Saracens' Kelly Brown fends off Northampton's Jamie Elliott
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