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Brumbies' Mackay stable

2009-03-29 14:34
Shawn MacKay of Australia is pictured representing Australia during the 2008 Adelaide Sevens series match between Australia and South Africa held at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia. (Gallo Images)
Durban - Brumbies rugby forward Shawn Mackay is in a Durban hospital after being hit by a car following his side's Super 14 loss to the Sharks in South Africa.

It is understood Mackay, 26, was struck as he and several players were making their way back to their team hotel after they went out following the 35-14 loss on Saturday night, reports The Australian newspaper.

The Brumbies said Mackay was nursing a broken leg and head injuries but is in a stable condition at Durban's St Augustine's Hospital.

“Shawn is a popular member of the playing group and obviously our thoughts are with him,” Brumbies spokesman Nick Smith said.

“While we are still gathering details our primary concern is for Shawn's health and safety.” Mackay, who came off the bench in the loss to the Sharks, joined the Brumbies at the start of the season from the NSW Waratahs.

He has been a member of the Australian Sevens side since 2004 and also spent five years playing rugby league with the Sydney Roosters' junior side.

The Brumbies will remain in South Africa this week ahead of next weekend's match with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

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