- Fans vote for Mike Brown as England’s star of QBE Internationals
- Special to be nominated by England Rugby fans – Brown
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England full back Mike Brown has been named England’s QBE Man of the Series after three performances in the 2013 QBE Internationals.
Rugby fans voted in their thousands but the Harlequins man was the overwhelming winner, beating fellow nominees Courtney Lawes, Dylan Hartley and Tom Wood. As part of his award, Brown collects £1,000 from QBE to donate to his chosen charity – Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby.
Brown started all three QBE Internationals, starting with a thrilling Man of the Match performance in the 20-13 victory over Australia. He received a lot of possession with from Australia’s kickers but took 10 of his 12 carries over the gain-line, with two clean-breaks and two dominant collisions.
This was backed up by solidity in attack and defence during the 31-12 defeat of Argentina and being Stuart Lancaster’s most positive backline runner with ball-in-hand in the agonising 30-22 loss to world champions New Zealand.
Honoured to be chosen by the fans, Brown said: “This is a special award as it is nominated by the supporters of England rugby and I am very grateful to everyone who voted. The support at Twickenham is always amazing and this award has capped a brilliant month for myself and the team.#
"A number of quality players could have won this award and the success we have had in this year’s QBE Internationals is firmly down to the efforts of the whole squad and I am just pleased to have played my role to help this England team to victory against Australia & Argentina, and also to push the number 1 team in the world all the way.”