Finlay Brown (rugby union)

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Finlay Brown
Birth nameFinlay Brown
Place of birthScotland
Occupation(s)Rugby union referee
Rugby union career
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
Scottish Premiership
Super 6

Finlay Brown is a professional rugby union referee who represents the Scottish Rugby Union.[1]

Rugby union career[edit]

Referee career[edit]

Professional career[edit]

He has refereed in the Scottish Premiership.[2] Brown won referee of the season for the year 2017–18.[3]

Brown has refereed in the English National League 1.[4]

He has been an assistant referee for European Challenge Cup matches.[5][6][7] He has been an assistant referee for European Champions Cup matches.[8][9]

Brown has been an assistant referee in the Pro14.[10][11][12]

Brown refereed in the second round match of the Super 6 where Ayrshire Bulls played Boroughmuir Bears.[13]

International career[edit]

Brown refereed the 2017–18 Rugby Europe Trophy Czech Republic v Moldova match on 21 April 2018.[14]

Brown has refereed in the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series for the Sevens. He refereed the Germany v Portugal sevens match.[15]

He was assistant referee in the U20 Six Nations match between Italy and France.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Brown attended Newcastle University between 2011 and 2014, achieving a BSc (Hons) in Geography. His extra-curricular activities included refereeing intra-mural rugby union, and being unable to hold his beer.


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  8. ^ "Marching On - Hoddle's Hunch Benetton v Saints Heineken".
  9. ^ "Referees announced for second week of exhilarating European rugby action". Premiership Rugby.
  10. ^ Websites -, We Build. "Dragon News : Guinness PRO14 - Round 1 Preview".
  11. ^ "Benetton Rugby team to face Ospreys". Guinness PRO14. September 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "GUINNESS PRO14 Preview: Connacht v Zebre". Irish Rugby.
  13. ^ "FOSROC Super6: Round 2". Scottish Rugby Union.
  14. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-12-30. Retrieved 2019-11-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "2019 - Men7s - Grand Prix Series - M15 GERMANY Vs. PORTUGAL". Rugby Europe. February 1, 2019.
  16. ^ "News, Scores, Results, Features".