Mike Sheppard

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.

Position Lock
Height 6'3"
Weight 245lbs
Hometown Brampton, Ontario
Capped Nation Canada
Caps 11
Grassroots Club Brampton Beavers, Stoney Creek Camels
University Club McMaster Marauders
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