A former back-row player, Brownlie transitioned into the front row after signing in the 2015/16 season. A product of the Northampton Saints’ academy system, Brownlie was snapped up from Cambridge RFC before going to University. He will continue playing for Nottingham Trent University whilst being based at Lady Bay. His representative rugby began in the Midlands U18 squad, before being selected once more at U20 level.
Ben’s versatility in the forward pack makes him a valuable asset, alongside his strong ball carrying ability and capability in set-piece play.