Kelly Brown

Long wait: Kelly Brown hasn't played for Scotland since last year's World Cup because of injury

SARACENS No 8 Kelly Brown will captain Scotland against the world champion All Blacks at Murrayfield on Sunday – winning his 50th cap in the process. As the 30-year-old, who made his Test debut against Romania in 2005, seeks to lead his country to a first-ever win over New Zealand, we found out a little more about him. Here’s his quick-fire profile…

Full Name Kelly David Robert Brown
Club Saracens
Position Back-row
Age 30 (8 June 1982)
Place of birth Edinburgh
Marital status Wife Emily, daughters Amber (7) and Leena (1)
Twitter name @kellydrbrown
Favourite Twitter follow? I like Andrew Cotter, he’s quite funny, and Kevin Bridges
Describe your personality Laid-back, friendly, open

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Funny man: Scottish comic Billy Connolly

One person you’d like to meet Billy Connolly
Favourite TV programme
It was Entourage. Now I’m watching Breaking Bad
Last book read I’m reading Beyond Stammering, by Dave McGuire. I did his course a few years ago and I am going over it again because it is an on-going thing
Favourite holiday destination Croatia
Dish you most like to cook King prawn and squid stir-fry
Childhood rugby hero I grew up watching the great Melrose team of the 1990s, so it’s guys like Craig Chalmers and Graham Shiel
What other sport would you like to play professionally Golf, although I am terrible at it!
To switch off from rugby I… Spend time with the family. I enjoy the cinema but seldom get to go
Most difficult opponent As a young, raw player I played against David Wallace and that was a real wake-up call
Most surprising fact about yourself (Asks his wife…) I’m good at cooking, according to Emily
Best moment in rugby It’s a combination of my first cap for Scotland, when I scored a try, and winning the Premiership with Saracens in 2011