Connacht Rugby are delighted to announce the signing of Australian Mack Hansen from Tremendous Rugby aspect the Brumbies.
Hansen, whose mom hails from Cork, can play throughout the again three or as out-half and has performed a key function within the Brumbies’ Tremendous Rugby AU marketing campaign this season, that includes in all eight video games and scoring three tries.
The 23-year-old got here via the ranks on the Australian aspect, enjoying for Canberra’s Daramalan Faculty and later the Canberra Vikings earlier than shifting on to the skilled ranks in 2018, whereas additionally representing the Australian U20s within the World Cup that very same 12 months.
Hansen was handed his full debut for the Brumbies in March 2019, coming off the bench in a win over the Waratahs. Regardless of the disruption of the Tremendous Rugby calendar attributable to COVID-19, Hansen has been an ever-present member of the squad since his first begin final July. He was named Tremendous Rugby Participant of the Spherical in Spherical 2 after scoring a hat-trick of their win over the Waratahs. He has made 11 clear breaks this season, placing him in 2nd place for many clear breaks by any participant throughout each Tremendous Rugby leagues, and sits within the prime 10 for many metres carried.
Hansen has signed a two-year deal and can hyperlink up with the squad for 2021/22 pre-season coaching later in the summertime.
Commenting on at the moment’s announcement, Head Coach Andy Pal says:
“Securing the signing of Mack Hansen is an actual coup for Connacht Rugby. I’ve been following his progress for a very long time and he has all of the attributes to turn into a very essential participant for us. In addition to his playmaking skills, he’s a bodily robust and tall participant who can simply adapt to the calls for of northern hemisphere rugby. His versatility and talent to play all throughout the again discipline in addition to a quantity 10 can also be an enormous plus for us. I’m wanting ahead to welcoming him to The Sportsground and integrating him into our enjoying squad over the summer season.”
Mack Hansen says he’s massively wanting ahead to becoming a member of up with the squad:
“I’m delighted to be making this transfer and signing for Connacht Rugby. Clearly, I’ve robust household ties to Eire, in order that was a right away constructive for me, however after chatting to Andy I grew to become actually excited by each the model of rugby that Connacht play, in addition to the ambition of the membership to achieve the years forward. I wish to play my half in that, and I can’t wait to hyperlink up with the squad and get settled within the West of Eire.”