Brown sticks with Widnes

Published: Thursday 4th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Widnes captain Kevin Brown has signed a new contract that will keep him with the Vikings until the end of 2018.

The 30-year-old stand-off , who made his Super League debut for Wigan in 2003, joined Widnes from Huddersfield on a four-year deal ahead of the 2013 season.

Brown, who has rediscovered the form that earned him three England caps in 2010, paid tribute to Widnes coach Denis Betts after signing his two-year contract extension.

“It’s an incredible feeling to have signed a new deal,” he said. “I am really excited about having the chance to be part of something that’s been building ever since I joined the club in 2013.

“I’m playing with some of the best mates that I’ve ever had in rugby and I couldn’t be enjoying my rugby any more than I am at the moment.

“I cannot thank Denis enough for the way he has helped me. I think he has developed into one of the best British coaches in the game.”

Brown took over the captaincy at the start of the season following the retirement of Jon Clarke and took his try tally to 13 in 11 matches with a hat-trick in the 38-16 win over Salford last Saturday.

Betts said: “Re-signing Kevin is a massive coup for the club.

“It’s an amazing thing to have a player of his quality, who is spoken so highly of in the game, as the captain of this club and the main playmaker.

“He’s part of our journey and he can see what we’re trying to do and build in the future.

“He’s a massive part of our future recruitment policy. Good players will always want to come and play with good players so it helps the group having Kevin as a figurehead of the team.”

Published: Thursday 4th June 2015 by The News Editor

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