On Saturday afternoon Saracens will bid a final farewell to two of the club’s most revered players, with Kelly Brown and Neil de Kock playing their final games of their illustrious careers.
In what promises to be an emotional day at Allianz Park the two Sarries legends will bring down the curtain on highly successful time at the club in which both Brown and De Kock have helped the north Londoners to three Aviva Premiership titles, an Anglo-Welsh Cup win and the club’s maiden European Champions Cup.
More importantly, the two have contributed in helping Saracens become a leading club off the pitch, with their selfless attitude and unwavering commitment to the club helping breed the healthy culture now prevalent at the club.
“Both Kelly Brown and Neil de Kock will go down as legends of this club,” hailed Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall.
“Kelly (Brown) has been an amazing player and person for Saracens. On the field, he has been unbelievably consistent setting a superb example to our younger players, constantly giving everything he had.
“Off the field, he is one of the most selfless people you’ll ever meet, always putting the team first – his decency and humility have always shone through in his time here.
“Neil (de Kock) will always be remembered as one of the true greats of Saracens. His contribution to this club over 11-years really is hard to put into words – he will rightly be remembered as a Saracens legend and hopefully on Saturday afternoon we can give him and Kelly the send-off they so richly deserve.”