Kelly Brown pleased by early fixture reveal

Scotland skipper Kelly Brown playing against Italy on February 9, 2013
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Kelly Brown says that announcing the 2014 and 2015 Six Nations fixtures early was a good move.

Scotland captain Kelly Brown has expressed his happiness after the 2014 and 2015 Six Nations fixtures were released on Tuesday.

Next year's competition, which will welcome back Friday evening matches for the first time in three years, sees Scotland host two of their five games at Murrayfield.

The Scots travel to Dublin, Rome and Cardiff for their other meetings, and Brown feels that announcing the fixtures early was a good move.

"I'm pleased that the Six Nations council have been able to confirm the dates for the next two seasons today because that will help our supporters plan ahead and as a player anything that makes it easier for the supporter is something that I applaud," Brown told ESPN.

"Looking at the fixtures in their entirety every country has one Sunday match in each year. For us, both our home games next year will kick off at 5pm on the Saturday.

"We'll need to maximise our recovery time after our opening game in the 2014 championship with a tight six-day turnaround but every country will face that scenario at some point over the two years, so that seems fair enough to me."

Scotland finished third in this year's Six Nations.

Saracens' Kelly Brown in action on December 16, 2012
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