Blitzboks Brown calls it a day

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Springbok Sevens stalwart, Kyle Brown, has retired from international sevens rugby after three World Rugby Sevens Series titles with the Blitzboks and 69 tournaments in the Green and Gold. The 32-year-old Brown made his debut for the Blitzboks in the 2008/09 season in Dubai and also captained the side for two seasons, with his last stint as skipper coming in Singapore in 2018.

Brown captained the team to an historic first gold medal in Rugby Sevens at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and also won bronze with Team South Africa at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. As a Blitzbok, Brown was part of all three Springbok Sevens squads that won the World Rugby Sevens Series in the 2008/09, 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons.