Phil Mackenzie

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Phil Mackenzie
USO-Sale Sharks - 20131205 - Phil McKenzie 2.jpg
Full name Phillip Mackenzie
Date of birth (1987-02-25) February 25, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Oakville, Canada
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 96 kg (15 st 2 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre / Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Coventry RFC
Esher RFC
London Welsh
Sale Sharks
San Diego Breakers
Correct as of 16 March 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Canada U19

Correct as of 15 February 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Comps

Phil Mackenzie (born February 25, 1987 in Oakville, Ontario)[1] is a Canadian rugby union player. He is currently playing club rugby for San Diego Breakers in PRO Rugby. Mackenzie plays on the wing for his club but is also capable of playing at centre.

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

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]

On June 6, 2012 it was announced he has signed for the club London Welsh.[3] On May 1, 2013, Phil MacKenzie left London Welsh to join Sale Sharks to stay in the Aviva Premiership for the 2013–14 season.[4] Mackenzie debuted for Sale on 7 September 2013 in a 22–16 victory over Gloucester. Mackenzie started on the right wing, playing the full eighty minutes.[5]

Mackenzie signed with the San Diego Breakers in early 2016 and currently captains the team.


Mackenzie debuted for the Canadian national team on 1 November 2008 against Portugal. Mackenzie represented Canada at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[6] Mackenzie started on the left wing in all four of Canada's matches at the World Cup scoring two tries. Mackenzie scored the game winning try in Canada's opening Rugby World Cup match against Tonga, and later scored another try in Canada's 23–23 draw with Japan.


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