RUGBY star Tom Brown said it was an "absolute honour", as he reached 100 appearances for Edinburgh Rugby last week.

Brown reached the milestone as he started Edinburgh's 12-25 defeat to Glasgow Warriors in the first leg of the 1872 Scottish Cup.

In becoming just the 25th Edinburgh player to reach a century of appearances, the 26-year-old led the team out before kick-off, in front of more than 21,000 fans at BT Murrayfield.

Glasgow secured victory in the first leg with tries from Junior Bulumakau, Josh Strauss and Alex Dunbar, while all of Edinburgh's points came from the boot of ex-Warrior Duncan Weir, with four penalties.

Despite defeat, Brown thanked the Edinburgh fans for their support on social media.

He tweeted: "Thanks for all the messages over the past few days.

"Shame we didn't get the result but it was an absolute honour to run out for my 100th."

Defeat means Edinburgh fall to 10th in the Guinness Pro12 table, with only the Italian sides below them.

Brown and his team-mates take on Zebre on Saturday, knowing a win in Parma is crucial with the basement side just six points adrift, and with two games in hand.