NRL: Lewis Brown announces retirement from rugby league

Brown played 15 tests for New Zealand.
Brown played 15 tests for New Zealand. Photo credit: Photosport

Former Kiwis and Warriors utility Lewis Brown is moving on from the game of rugby league to pursue another passion.

The 32-year-old has decided to hang up his boots, after a 10-year NRL tenure, to chase a career in the fashion industry.

Brown made 84 appearances for the Warriors and was an integral part of the 2011 team's run to the NRL Grand Final, before moving on to the Penrith Panthers and, later, the Manly Sea Eagles. He wasn't offered a contract for 2019.

He also played 15 tests for New Zealand between 2010-16.

"Today, I have decided to walk away from my dream and retire," Brown said on Instagram.

"I achieved more than I set out to do, and have created memories and friendships that will never be forgotten or broken. I want to thank the game, all my team-mates, fans and teams, but most of all, I want to thank family, especially my mum and pop.

"They sacrificed so much to make sure I achieved what so many people said I would never be able to do.

"I will always love the game, but you know when it is time to walk away. I look forward to all the new challenges I face in life."

Brown will now turn his attention to his new fashion label 'Earls Collection', which brands itself as "clothing and accessories for modern noblemen".


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