Sheppard featured in two matches in the shortened 2020 campaign, and has made 17 appearances over his two seasons with the club. The hard-nosed forward has made 201 carries, 899 carry metres, 223 tackles (86% completion), seven offloads, five linebreaks, and four tackle breaks throughout the 2019 and 2020 seasons, along with scoring five tries. His impressive performances throughout the club’s inaugural season landed him a spot on the All-MLR 1st XV.
The 31-year-old lock has earned 11 caps for Canada since making his international debut against Kenya in November 2018, including featuring at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Sheppard is a graduate of the Ontario Blues senior men’s provincial program and the McMaster Marauders post-secondary program, and played his grassroots rugby with the Brampton Beavers and Stoney Creek Camels.
|Grassroots Club||Brampton Beavers, Stoney Creek Camels|
|University Club||McMaster Marauders|