Mack Hansen signs contract extension with Connacht until 2025

Mack Hansen has scored six tries in 14 games this season
Mack Hansen has scored six tries in 14 games this season
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Connacht have announced that Ireland winger Mack Hansen has signed a new contract until the summer of 2025.

Having joined the club in 2021, the 24-year-old made an impact straightaway scoring six tries from 14 games on his maiden season. He has also been nominated for both the Players’ Player and Fans’ Player of the Year Awards this season.

“Committing my future at Connacht was a no-brainer. Ever since I arrived in Ireland I cannot speak highly enough of the staff and my teammates who have made me feel right at home," he told the club's official website.

"Personally I’m pleased with how my first season has gone and now I want to do everything I can to help the club achieve success for the next three seasons.

"The possibility of training and playing in Connacht Rugby’s new Stadium and High Performance Centre was also a major attraction for me, so I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me and for Connacht.”

He was called up to Ireland's squad during the November series last year and started in four of Ireland’s five games and scoring a famous try against France in Paris. The 24-year-old also represented Canberra Vikings, Brumbies and Australia Under 20 sides in the past.

Connacht head coach Andy Friend is delighted with Hansen extending his stay with the Irish province.

“Mack has made an immeasurable impact on the club since his arrival. He’s a popular character with the players, staff and supporters and it’s been really pleasing to see him take to rugby in Ireland like a duck to water.

"For him to commit the next three years of his career to Connacht when he’ll only get better is a really strong show of faith in where we’re going as a club on and off the field, and I look forward to seeing Mack continue to develop and grow as a player during that time too.”