England full-back Mike Brown has paid tribute to club boss Conor O'Shea for helping him return to the Test setup after four years away.
England full-back Mike Brown has paid tribute to club boss Conor O'Shea for helping him return to the international setup following a four-year absence.
The 27-year-old, who has been one of the most consistent players in the Aviva Premiership over recent seasons, currently wears 11 for England.
And the in-form Brown has revealed that his return to international colours has been a long road that rugby director O'Shea assisted him on throughout.
“Conor promised me I'd get back in the England team if I stuck with Quins,” he told BBC London 94.9.
“When he turned up I was coming to the end of my contract and wasn't sure whether I'd stay. He has been working hard with me on what I can improve on.”
“He is a great mentor to have. He has been there and done it for Ireland.
“He is easy to talk to when I need to and is great to have someone who played the same position as me to bounce ideas off.
“He is so positive and easy to talk to.”