Mike Brown foul play may herald end of Quins career

Mike Brown foul play may herald end of Quins career

Former England fullback Mike Brown has surprised many in the rugby fraternity after his action over the weekend could put a premature end to his Harlequins career. 

 


Brown was issued a red card for stamping on the face of Wasps hooker, Tommy Taylor. 

 

The incident occurred in the 44th minute and has since enraged fans across the board.  


 


Brown is due to join the ranks of Newcastle Falcons in the summer, however, some are saying that his start there may be delayed as he could potentially face a long ban. 

 

Quins’ assistant coach, former Wales and Lions legend Adam Jones, has come out in defence of Brown, however. 

 

"In those situations when you’re being held in it can look a lot worse than it was,” Jones said. 

 

"There was a lot going on as it happened. Let’s wait until next week and see what happens. 

 

"He is gutted. I’m sure the club will go balls-out to defend him as much as we can. 

 

"Hopefully common sense prevails and the different issues with it come through." 

 

Referee Wayne Barnes considered the incident diligently before saying: 

 

“It’s highly reckless and he’s stood down and it’s on someone’s head. 

 

“He’s aware there’s a player round him. It’s not that he’s off balance. 

 

“It’s highly reckless foul play.” 

 

 

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