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Kevin Brown signs new five-and-a-half year Giants deal

Kevin Brown
Brown has scored six tries this season for last year's beaten Wembley finalists

Huddersfield's latest international Kevin Brown has committed his future to the Giants until the end of 2015.

The 25-year-old former Wigan stand-off, who helped England beat France 60-6 at Leigh on Saturday, was contracted to the Galpharm until the end of 2012.

Brown told BBC Radio Leeds:"I'm over the moon now I have my long-term future sorted out. I had no reason to leave.

"It's massive for me and my wife as we go through IVF which financially is a real drain."

Brown has ended speculation over his future by signing a new five-and-a-half-year deal with the Giants. He was linked with a return to Wigan as well as a move to Australia, but Brown scotched those rumours.

"If the news about me staying helps others then all well and good. I had no intention of leaving and I'm happy with the decision I made," he added.

Those rumours intensified when head coach Nathan Brown announced his intention to return to Australia at the end of the season.

But stand-off Brown, signed by the Giants initially on loan in 2006, remains confident in Huddersfield's future without their Aussie coach.

"Of course I will be disappointed to see Nathan Brown move on at the end of the year," he said. "But I know that the club's process will ensure that we get a new head coach that will continue to take us forward.

Halves with such skill as Kevin Brown are hard to come by in the modern game

Giants coach Nathan Brown

"I had already got two more years at the club which I was happy to honour so to stick three more on top of those is fantastic news for me and my family.

"I absolutely love it at Huddersfield - the move has definitely been the best thing to happen to me - and I can see great things ahead of us both this year and in the future.

"It feels great to be part of such an ambitious club and one that has included me in its long-term plans and I can only see us getting better and better over time."

Giants coach Nathan Brown said: "Halves with such skill as Kev are hard to come by in the modern game, so the natural thing to do is build around him, Danny Brough and Luke Robinson as the future of the club."

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