Austin Gilgronis Mack Mason 2022 Profile

Austin Gilgronis has Mack Mason returning to the team for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. He will be 26-years-old in a few days. The flyhalf/inside center is 5’10” and 195 lbs.

Mack played 1186 minutes in 16 matches, starting 15, and scored 96 points (1 try, 20 conversions, and 17 penalty goals). He was among the league leaders in three offensive categories, 3rd in penalty goals and 6th in both total points and conversions.

Mack was born in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, and was raised in Mitchell, in the Western downs district. He attended the Anglican Church Grammar School and represented Queensland U16s in 2012. He played for the school’s 1st XV in 2013 and in 2014 and was the Churchie’s captain.

In 2015 he played for the Melbourne Storm in the NRL U20s competition, made his NRC debut with Queensland Country, where he would continue to play through 2017, and represented the Australia U20s at the IRB Junior World U20s Championship.

In 2016 he played for Queensland U20s in the inaugural Australian U20s competition. In 2017 he began playing with Eastern Suburbs in the Shute Shield competition and was the Ken Catchpole Finalist for the best player in 2019. In 2017 he joined the Super Rugby Waratahs playing two matches in 2017 and four in 2019. Rugby great Bernard Foley impacted his ability to gain playing time.

In 2018 he played for the Greater Sydney Rams in the NRC, and the NSW Country Eagles in 2019 and 2020. He did not see any action for the Waratahs in 2020 but was the vice-captain of the Waratahs A.

Mack will join a loaded team of international flyhalves in Will Magie and Kurt Morath with Zinzan Elan-Puttick capable of playing there. Both Magie and Elan-Puttick play fullback and Mack has played at the inside center.

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