Kevin Brown confirms retirement plans after spectacular profession

Kevin Brown has confirmed his retirement at the end of the season.

The 36-year-old will reaffirm his illustrious playing career at the height of the current Super League season after spending nearly 20 years at the top of the sport.

Brown, who will have surgery on Friday to fix an ankle problem, said he will be returning “as soon as possible” to finish the year with the Salford Red Devils.

The half-back made his debut with the Wigan Warriors in 2003 before moving to Huddersfield in the summer of 2006. He appeared for both clubs in a Challenge Cup final before moving to Widnes in 2013.

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In 2014, Brown was selected for the Super League Dream Team before being named Widnes captain before joining Warrington Wolves in 2017.

That year, Brown played for England in their first World Cup final in 22 years, starring alongside Luke Gale in the semifinals, semifinals and the final, which England narrowly lost to Australia.

In a post on social media, he said, “2021 will be my last year as a professional as I retire at the end of the year. Thanks to everyone who has helped me since I was six.

“I wish it didn’t have to end but time is not slowing down for anyone, I loved every minute! I’ll have surgery on Friday and be back as soon as possible, hopefully playing many more times this season @salfordreddevilsrlfc

“Thanks for the memories, Kev.”

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