KEVIN BROWN will take on a goalkicking role with Huddersfield Giants.
The England half-back made a massive attacking impact when he moved to the Galpharm from Wigan towards the end of the last Super League season.
But Brown, who yesterday celebrated his 22nd birthday, is also a highly accomplished goalkicker.
That's good news for Giants coach Jon Sharp, who dispensed with the services of first-choice goalkicker Michael De Vere at the end of the season.
Brown is expected to share the kicking duties with fellow half-back and captain Chris Thorman.
And Giants head coach Jon Sharp knows he is fortunate to have two such accomplished goalkickers in his ranks.
"Everyone knows how impressed I have been with Kevin since he arrived here," said Sharp.
"His levels of skill are fantastic and, as an attacking force, he is a prize asset.
"But he also has another string to his bow with his goalkicking. He's very good at that as well.
"In fact, the week before he signed for us, he played for Wigan's Under 21s against us and kicked six goals. Some of them were far from straightforward.
"Obviously, we knew when Mick De Vere left we had lost one of the very best goalkickers in the business.
"But I'm sure that in Kevin and Chris we will have lost very little. They will both do excellent jobs for us."
* RFL media chief and former Examiner RL writer John Huxley is the guest speaker at the Senior Giants meeting in the Galpharm Banqueting Suite tomorrow (2.15).