DWAIN Brown hailed the people and spirit of Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club following his final appearance for the club.
The South African, who has handed his head coach and rugby development responsibilities over to Roger Coombs, scored two tries in a comprehensive demolition of Brentwood.
That victory has kept the Suffolk side in with a chance of snatching a play-off place in London League Division One North, but Brown will not be with them to push for it having flown back to his homeland on Sunday following issues with his visa.
“The boys really stepped up and it was nice that they came back from a disappointment last week, put it behind them and played to their capabilities,” he said. “There is a good team spirit at the moment and it was great to see them step up today.”
After scoring two early tries - the second from a brilliant scything run - Brown was desperately close to a hat-trick on a couple of occasions, but had to settle for Larry Kretzmann handing him kicking duties for a late conversion in front of the posts as his farewell moment.
“It’s always nice to score points, especially in my last game, because tries never come easily,” said Brown, who also praised the support network he has had around him at Bury.
“Michael Robinson, Terry Sands and the rest of the club management has been very helpful. There’s such a good spirit among the people the club has.”