Former Scotland captain and Saracens veteran Kelly Brown has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the season.
The 34-year-old took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to break the news.
He penned a heartfelt tribute to all those who helped him during his career and revealed he’ll take up a role in the Saracens academy next season.
I've loved every minute, but it's time to hang up the boots. pic.twitter.com/F98Mxpv3Je
— Kelly Brown (@kellydrbrown) April 11, 2017
Brown began his professional career with Border Reivers and played there until the club was disbanded at the end of the 2006/07 season. From there, he moved to Glasgow Warriors before heading for Sarries in 2010.
He made 64 caps for his native Scotland, fourteen of which as captain. The flanker scored on his debut for his country in a 39-19 win over Romania in Bucharest in June 2005.
He’s seen tremendous success during his time at Allianz Park, picking up three Premiership titles, a Champions Cup and an Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Saracens are set to play Munster in the Champions Cup semi-final next week as they look to claim back-to-back wins in Europe.
Rory Murphy, Pundit Arena