Dundee HSFP skipper Alan Brown has been honoured with selection to play for the famous Barbarians in the annual match against the Armed Forces select next month.
A Scotland Club international cap who played for his country at all age-group levels, Brown will play in the famous black and white hooped shirt in the match at Bath’s Recreetaion Ground on November 11.
Although many stalwarts who came up through the ranks from Mayfield have played for the Baa-baas, Brown is actually the first player to play for the invitational side while still at the club.
“When John Jeffrey left me a message saying I’d been invited to play for the Baa-baas my first thought was the it had to be a wind-up,” said Brown.
“Evcntually I got hold of him to get all the details and naturally I’m over the moon to get the chance to pull on that famous jersey.”
Club president Gerry Tosh said they were delighted with the honour for their longest-serving player.
“This recognition reflects both the efforts of Alan and of the club over many years, and we’re very proud of him,” he said.
High head coach Colin Robertson appointed Brown as captain last year and has coached him since his age group days.
“Broony is an inspiration to us both one and off the pitch,” he said.
“He’s a great character, an outstanding player and leader and a very proud Dundee rugby man. This honour is hugely deserved. Fifteen years playing rugby for this club says it all.”
Brown was a back rower in his early career when he won Scotland Under-20 honours, but switched to tight-head prop more recently where he won selection for the Club International team.
This season he’s moved into a player-assistant coaching role at the club under forwards coach JJ Van Der Esch.