While he is grateful to receive the recognition for his performances against Wits and NWU-Pukke, the 23-year-old economics masters student says the team result is the bottom line.
“It’s nice to receive those awards, but it’s a pity that it came when we were on the wrong side of the scoreboard,” said Brown.
After some close losses early on, Madibaz have yet to record a win in this year’s competition.
They were well beaten in Johannesburg on Monday by the University of Johannesburg, but Brown said they determined to keep on fighting.
“We admitted where we went wrong against UJ and committed ourselves to fixing this in training.
“We have to take the loss against UJ on the chin, but we now have three games left to prove ourselves and try to fight for what is left of the season.”
Madibaz will be at home for their next game on Monday when they take on log-leaders Stellenbosch at Madibaz Stadium at 6.30pm.
Brown, who was christened Henry but is widely known as Brandon, said he was enjoying his rugby at this stage, having grown in confidence in recent seasons.
“I think my play has definitely improved over the last few years, learning how to operate in the breakdown area and to create interplay with the backs,” the former Grey High pupil said.
“I am really enjoying being given the freedom to play in the outer channels from time to time and to work with the backline players.”