Video Highlights – Connacht sign Brumbies IQ winger Mack Hansen
We have video clips of Connacht Rugby Mack Hansen’s new signing of Super Rugby with the Brumbies. He is Irish qualified.
Hansen, whose mother is from Cork, can play at fullback three or as a running back and has been key in the Brumbies’ Super Rugby AU campaign this season, appearing in all eight games and scoring three tries.
The 23-year-old rose through the ranks on the Australian side, playing for Daramalan School in Canberra and later the Vikings in Canberra before joining the pro ranks in 2018, while also representing Australia’s U20s at the FIFA World Cup. same year.
Hansen made his full debut for the Brumbies in March 2019, coming off the bench in a win over the Waratahs. Despite the disruption of the Super Rugby schedule due to COVID-19, Hansen has been an ongoing member of the squad since his first start last July. He was named Rugby’s Super Player of the Round in the second round after scoring a hat-trick in their win over the Waratahs. He’s made 11 net breaks this season, placing him in 2nd place for most net breaks by any player in both Super Rugby leagues, and sits in the top 10 for most yards carried.
Hansen has signed a two-year contract and will join the squad for 2021/22 preseason training later this summer.
Commenting on today’s announcement, head coach Andy Friend said:
“Getting Mack Hansen’s signature is a real coup for Connacht Rugby. I’ve been following his progress for a long time and he has all the attributes to be a really important player for us. In addition to his playmaking abilities, he is a tall and physically strong player who can easily adapt to the demands of Northern Hemisphere rugby. His versatility and ability to play all over the back court as well as a number 10 is also a big plus for us. I look forward to welcoming him to the Sportsground and making him part of our gaming team this summer.
Mack Hansen says he can’t wait to join the team:
“I am delighted to make this gesture and to sign for Connacht Rugby. Obviously I have strong family ties to Ireland so that was an immediate plus point for me, but after chatting with Andy I got really excited about both the brand of rugby that Connacht is playing as well as only by the club’s ambition to succeed in the years to come. I want to play my part in this, and I can’t wait to join the team and move to the west of Ireland.
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