TALENTED Limerick back-rower Kelvin Brown enjoyed a winning first start with Aurillac in France’s Pro D2 on Friday night.
Former Shannon star Brown lined out in the back-row in Aurillac’s 24-22 victory over Vannes at the Stade Jean Alric.
The win leaves Aurillac fourth in the Pro D2 table, just two points behind table toppers Montauban.
Aurillac are coached by former Irish international Jeremy Davidson.
Twenty year old Brown, who impressed for the Ireland U-20s in their run to the Junior World Championship final last summer, joined Aurillac on a one-year contract at the start of this season.
Dynamic ball carrier Brown, who was a member of the Munster Sub-Academy last season, was not offered a place in the Munster Academy this term despite impressing at those Championships.