Brown becomes latest Dewsbury Rams signing

Simon Brown, in action for Sheffield Eagles against Dewsbury last season, is the latest to join the Rams.
Simon Brown, in action for Sheffield Eagles against Dewsbury last season, is the latest to join the Rams.

Former Sheffield Eagles half-back Simon Brown has become the latest player to join the growing Dewsbury Rams squad.

Brown becomes the sixth Rams signing in just over a week, following Matt Nicholson, Jack Wray, Liam Johnson, Jordan Andrade and Wednesday’s announcement that second rower Danny King had been tempted to join from the amateur game.

Brown was a product of the Leeds Rhinos Academy and having had a spell on loan at Doncaster, he then spent three seasons in a first stint at Sheffield Eagles, where he scored 468 points in 61 games.

Brown went on play for York City Knights, Halifax, a brief spell on loan at Batley Bulldogs and Hunslet Hawks.

The 29-year-old re-joined Sheffield in 2017, where he scored 158 points in 28 games and although he then left the Eagles, Brown decided to come out of retirement to play a further 15 games for the South Yorkshire side in 2018.

Brown joins Dewsbury needing just four appearances to top 200 for his career, during which time he has scored a total of 1,044 points from 490 goals and 16 tries.