Rugby. Without a club, ex-England international Mike Brown interests a Pro D2 team

Mike Brown could be tempted by an adventure in France and in Pro D2. (©Icon Sports)

He is one of the big fish in international rugby still unemployed, while the championships will resume in less than a month. International English mike brown (36 years old; 72 caps), free since leaving Newcastle in June, does not yet know what his sporting future will be like this season. Figure of the XV de la Rose from 2007 to 2018, the former Harlequins player is notably on the shelves of a Pro D2 club.

“Discussions in France for him to sign in the second division”

Looking for a new club, Mike Brown was spotted training with his former Quins and England team-mate, scrum-half Danny Care, to keep fit. A retirement time announced at Saracens, the historic rival of Harlequins where he spent 16 seasons, he would have difficulty finding a new base and would consider taking his.

Unless a French club manages to enlist him. Indeed, according to the Ruck website reveals that the SU Agen (Pro D2) takes a close interest in his profile. “There have been discussions in France that Brown could join his former Quins teammate, Harry Sloanin the French second division”, indicates the serious British media.

Brown knows Sloan perfectly since the two players rubbed shoulders at Harlequins from 2012 to 2018. But the SUA center, who arrived in June 2021 in Lot-et-Garonne, is not the only English player in the Suaviste workforce, since the left pillar Richard Barrington joined the banks of the Garonne this summer, coming from the Saracens. The failure to see Mike Brown in the jersey of Agenais could therefore take on thickness in the days to come.

Three also English clubs in ambush

Except that the SUA is not the only professional club to eye the whimsical Mike Brown. Ruck adds, in fact, that the Dirty Sharks (England) would like to make him the potential replacement for Simon Hammersley, the full-back who has just ended his career at just 29 years old.

Two other English clubs would also be in the ranks of Mike Brown, starting with the Ealing Trailfinderspromoted to the Premiership this summer after being crowned Champions of the Second Division (Championship), as well as the Worcester Warriors directed by Steve Diamond.

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