Mack to cap­tain Cana­dian rugby team

Montreal Gazette - - SPORTS -

Vet­eran scrum half Phil Mack will cap­tain Canada for its Novem­ber rugby test matches. The 32-year-old from Vic­to­ria has spent more than a decade with the Cana­dian sev­ens and 15s squads. The Cana­dian men, ranked 24th in the world, host the Maori All Blacks on Fri­day in Vancouver be­fore head­ing to Europe to face No. 12 Ge­or­gia on Nov. 11 in Tbil­isi, No. 19 Spain on Nov. 18 in Madrid and No. 9 Fiji on Nov. 25 in France. “It’s a big hon­our, ob­vi­ously; any time you play for your coun­try is a big deal,” Mack said. “To be asked to lead the team is some­thing I don’t take lightly, just look­ing for­ward to it.”

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