12 Apr 2009

Shawn Mackay's body returns to Australia today

12:18 pm on 12 April 2009

The body of ACT Brumbies rugby lock Shawn Mackay has been flown back to Australia ahead of his funeral in Sydney next Wednesday.

26-year-old Mackay died on Monday, eight days after being struck by an armed security car on the streets of Durban in South Africa.

The Australian Rugby Union has offered the Brumbies players grief counselling.

Police in Durban are reportedly considering more serious charges against the driver of the car which hit Mackay.