Salford’s retiring veteran half-back Kevin Brown will deliver the Super League trophy at this year’s Grand Final.
The 36-year-old will officially retire from the game at the end of the season, bringing an end to a stellar career which included more than 400 appearances.
A former England international, Brown played in the 2017 World Cup final and the Super League Grand Final for Warrington the following season.
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On delivering the trophy at Old Trafford, Brown said: “I’m honoured to be asked and it’s great that I can represent all the retiring players that have given so much in their careers.
“When I was asked to do it, the hairs stood up on the back of my neck, which doesn’t happen much these days.
“Having played in the 2018 Grand Final at Old Trafford I know first-hand what a fabulous stadium and occasion it is and being part of the day is going to be amazing.
“As I reflect on my career, I have nothing but great memories, friends for life and a feeling of contentment that I reached my potential. All I wanted to do was play rugby as a young kid and I’ve lived my dream for the last twenty years.”
The Super League Grand Final takes place at Old Trafford on Saturday, October 9 (5pm).