Giants cut ties with Brown
Huddersfield Giants have terminated the contract of captain Kevin Brown after confirming he has played his last game for the club.
The former Wigan Warriors stand-off, who is to join Widnes Vikings next year, has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said: “Kevin has been soldiering on with an ankle problem which our physio always said would need surgery at some point.
“The time has now come whereby he is unable to play, thus surgery at the earliest point has been done, ruling him out of contention for our remaining games.
“Given that he will join the Widnes club, we have agreed an early termination of contract with him.
“I would like to thank him for his time with us and wish him and his family every success going forward.”
Brown, who has scored 51 tries in 172 appearances for Huddersfield and led them out at Wembley for the 2009 Challenge Cup final, is expected to be fit for the start of pre-season training with his new club in early November.
“I have enjoyed my time at the Giants and am sorry that I won’t be able to finish as I wanted but the injury has got to the stage where it needed fixing up,” he said.
“I really hope that the boys can have a strong end to the year and I look forward now to getting ready for the next chapter in my career which will be at Widnes.”