Phil Mackenzie

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Phil Mackenzie
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Full name Phillip Mackenzie
Date of birth (1987-02-25) February 25, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Oakville, Canada
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 96 kg (15 st 2 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre / Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Coventry RFC
Esher RFC
London Welsh
Sale Sharks
correct as of 28 January 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Canada U19


correct as of 18 June 2014.
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps

Phil Mackenzie (born February 2, 1987 in Oakville, Ontario)[1] is a Canadian rugby union player. He is currently playing club rugby for Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership.

Mackenzie plays on the wing for his club but is also capable of playing at centre. He made his debut for the Canadian national team on 1 November 2008 against Portugal. He's also known as the Dragon.

In 2009, Mackenzie signed his first professional rugby contract with Coventry RFC. The following year Mackenzie signed on with the RFU Championship's newly promoted club, Esher RFC. Mackenzie's contract with Esher allowed him to also train with London Wasps. This gave Mackenzie the opportunity to appear regularly in the Aviva A League as part of the London Wasps' A squad.[2]

Mackenzie has previously played for Appleby College and Oakville Crusaders in Ontario and for the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

On July 8, 2011 it was announced that Mackenzie would represent Canada at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[3] Mackenzie started on the left wing in all four of Canada's matches at the World Cup scoring two tries in the process. Mackenzie scored the game winning try in Canada's opening Rugby World Cup match against Tonga and would later score another try in Canada's 23-23 draw with Japan.

On the June 6, 2012 it was announced he has signed for the club London Welsh.[4] On May 1, 2013, Phil MacKenzie would leave London Welsh to join Sale Sharks to stay in the Aviva Premiership for the 2013/14 season.[5] Mackenzie made his debut for Sale on 7 September 2013 in a 22-16 victory over Gloucester. Mackenzie started on the right wing, playing the full eighty minutes.[6]


  1. ^ Phil Mackenzie player profile
  2. ^ Esher sign Coventry's Phil Mackenzie BBC Sport
  3. ^ Canada names final 30 man squad for Rugby World Cup Rugby Canada
  4. ^ "Phil Mackenzie". Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Sale Sharks sign Canadian wing Phil MacKenzie from London Welsh". BBC Sport. 1 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Graham Clutton (7 Sep 2013). "Gloucester 16 Sale Sharks 22: match report". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-07-09.