Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Phil MacKenzie joins London Welsh

MacKenzie trades Esher for London Welsh
Canadian World Cup star, Phil MacKenzie has agreed to terms to move from Esther to London Welsh to continue his professional career in English rugby. His new club are champions of the English second division, the RFU Championship and have been denied a place in the Aviva Premiership due to the clubs lack of a good enough stadium. As such the Newcastle Falcons will stay in the English top flight. Esher, in contrast, have been relegated to England´s third division. MacKenzie´ move is sure to see him develop further as a player. His final season at Esher has a good one as he scored twelve tries. 

Aged 25, he has a bright future ahead of him and is certain to be starting for his country at Rugby World Cup 2015 either on the wing or at centre. He is set to play for Canada vs the United States of America on Saturday. His international career has seen him capped on thirteen occassions, since making his test debut vs Portugal in 2008. At last years World Cup he played in all four of Canada´s matches at Rugby World Cup 2011. He impressed at the tournament, scoring tries vs Tonga and Japan. 


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