Mack Hansen has signed a new deal at Connacht until 2025

Mack Hansen has signed a new deal at Connacht until 2025

CONNACHT AND IRELAND WINGER Mack Hansen has signed a new three-year deal at the Sportsground until the summer of 2025.

Hansen made his Ireland debut this year and become one of the country's best performers in this year's Six Nations starting in four of Ireland’s five games and scoring a famous try against France in Paris.

He's also shone for his province, scoring six tries in 14 games this season.

At this week’s Connacht Rugby Awards, Hansen has been nominated for both the Players’ Player and Fans’ Player of the Year Awards.

The Australian born winger had attracted other suitors, but has now committed his future to Andy Friend's side.

The 24-year-old mentioned that he was looking forward to the next three seasons at the province.

“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.

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.”

His head coach Andy Friend added that Hansen has taken to "rugby in Ireland like a duck to water."

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.”