Confirmed: Brown signs for Warrington

Widnes captain Kevin Brown has signed a two-year deal with rivals Warrington.

Brown will join the Wolves ahead of the 2017 season from the Widnes Vikings for an undisclosed fee.

He made his professional debut in 2003 for Wigan Warriors and also represented Huddersfield joining in July 2006.

He went onto sign for Widnes in 2013. To date he has made 297 Super League appearances and has donned the captain band in his time at both the Giants and the Vikings.

Warrington head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith said: “I’m delighted and am really looking forward to working with Kevin full time.

“I briefly worked with him in my time as national coach as he was in the train-on squad at one stage.

“He comes with a reputation of being a devoted trainer, in terms of working hard on his game and being very enthusiastic about improving.

“After being in a situation where we had to recruit late we had a lot of interest from all parts of the world; when Kevin expressed a strong interest in joining us it was an exciting prospect.

“I think he’ll learn a whole lot through us and certainly the quality of person he is will add a whole lot to our team both on and off the field too.”

Brown said: “Joining Warrington excites me. I want to win trophies and Warrington is a club that gives me a great chance to do this.

“With a great stadium and a big fan base I can’t wait to pull the jersey on. Being coached by Tony is something I’m really looking forward to and playing in such a talented squad is a dream.

“It’s all happened very quickly and I am going to enjoy meeting up with the team and training hard to earn their respect.

“I’d also like to thank Widnes and Denis Betts for the past four years; I’ve loved my time there and made some great friends.

“I will look back with some fond memories and hope the club does well in the future.”

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