Profile: Who is Shawn Mackay?

2009-03-29 00:00

SHAWN Mackay is a mobile and hard-running utility forward known for his non-compromising defence and slick ball skills. He came off the bench for the Brumbies in their

35-14 defeat by the Sharks at King’s Park on Saturday night.

The fair-haired forward has been a regular on the international Sevens circuit for the past five years and captained Australia.

Mackay joined the Brumbies this year after playing for the NSW Waratahs since 2006.

“Shawn is a popular member of the playing group and obviously our thoughts are with him,” Brumbies spokesman Nick Smith was quoted as saying on the Australian news website yesterday afternoon.

The Brumbies are set to remain in the country ahead of next weekend’s match with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

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