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# Mack Hansen

This week
19th March 2023 - 23rd March 2023
# Awards
Irish trio make player of the Six Nations shortlist
Caelan Doris, Hugo Keenan and Mack Hansen in contention for award.
# Awards
Irish trio make player of the Six Nations shortlist
Caelan Doris, Hugo Keenan and Mack Hansen in contention for award.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# that winning feeling
'It's an unbelievable feeling, just so much pride to play for this country'
Ireland’s Josh van der Flier and Mack Hansen reflect on a special day at Aviva Stadium.
# final hurdle
'There's a fair bit of hatred, isn't there?' - Hansen ready to sample Ireland-England rivalry
The winger played a starring role in Sunday’s defeat of Scotland.
Last month
February 2023
# warning
Mack Hansen urges Ireland to ‘rough up’ Italy’s Ange Capuozzo to stop him
The player is wary of ‘genuine superstars’ in the Azzurri ranks.
# Mack the Man
Tattoos, family, and self-doubt: Mack Hansen is Ireland's wildcard
Heading into his second Six Nations campaign, Hansen has taken some key lessons on board.
This year
# The Deck
Hansen could provide Ireland with full-back option for Six Nations
Connacht head coach says Hansen told him that full-back was his preferred option.
# Challenge Accepted
Hansen moved to full back as Connacht eye Challenge Cup knockout place
Connacht make seven personnel changes to the side which beat the Sharks last weekend.
# Roots
Hansen gets fresh trim and settles into new Galway house as Six Nations looms
The Canberra native he is taking nothing for granted about making this year’s Irish squad.
Last year
Connacht waiting on Hansen ahead of crucial Christmas period
Hansen is recovering from a leg injury and hopes to be fit for Ulster clash on December 23.
# Mack's Back
Mack Hansen shrugs off injury to boost Connacht ahead of Benetton battle
Ireland winger passed fit ahead of Saturday’s URC match at the Sportsground.
# doubt
Ireland winger Hansen likely to miss Connacht's trip to Thomond Park
The winger picked up a thigh injury during Ireland’s defeat of Australia on Saturday.
# top gong
Ireland's Josh van der Flier named World Rugby men's player of the year
Johnny Sexton, van der Flier, Tadhg Furlong, and Tadhg Beirne made the men’s dream team.
# No regrets
Mack Hansen: 'The decision to play for Ireland has been the best decision of my life'
The Australian will come up against some familiar faces when Ireland take on the Wallabies this weekend.
# Flying High
Hansen: 'When we're doing our things right we know no team can handle it'
The winger finished a brilliant team move to score Ireland second try against South Africa on Saturday.
# Selection
Hansen back in Ireland mix as Farrell weighs up changes for second Test
The Ireland head coach’s options are limited in some areas of his team.
# top gong
Mack Hansen named player of the year at Connacht awards night
Matthew Devine is academy player of the year after helping the Ireland U20s to their Grand Slam.
# return of the mack
Mack Hansen says committing future to Connacht 'was a no-brainer'
The Ireland international will stay at Connacht until at least 2025.
# Trading Places
'It's a position he's been keen to play more of' - Connacht to continue Hansen fullback experiment
Senior coach Pete Wilkins says the 24-year-old could become an option for Ireland at 15.
# Mack Hansen
'We’re stoked to be here, but we’re not here to participate. We’re here to win these games'
Man Hansen and Connacht seek to defy the odds and overcome the challenge of Leinster in the Champions Cup.
# Super Mac
'I just thought I’m going to give it everything I've got, and play my style of footie'
Mack Hansen was worried about how he would adapt to international rugby, but the winger ‘has loved every second’ of his time in Ireland camp.
# Progress
Farrell hopes the best is yet to come as Ireland close in on Triple Crown
Ireland are looking to win their first silverware under Andy Farrell when they host Scotland on Saturday.
# connacht connection
Bundee Aki on how 'fast learner' Mack Hansen has made his mark in Ireland camp
The Connacht wing is back in the Ireland team for Saturday’s Six Nations clash with Scotland.
# Team news
Conan and Hansen start for Ireland in Super Saturday showdown with Scots
Iain Henderson comes into the Ireland second row in place of James Ryan.
# Three amigos
'He is a small guy, 76kgs dripping wet, but his size isn’t in any way a deterrent'
James Lowe is buzzing at the prospect of linking up with Mack Hansen and Michael Lowry and having a license to thrill this Sunday.
# doing the extras
'He doesn't shirk on work' - Wilkins not surprised to see Hansen thrive on Test stage
Connacht’s senior coach says the 23-year-old mixes a relaxed attitude with a strong work ethic.
# Dream Debut
'It shows he's a baller. He likes to rove and make things happen'
Mack Hansen’s performance against Wales drew praise on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
# Dream Debut
'Andy said, 'If you can't be yourself, there's no point putting on the jersey''
Mack Hansen reflected on a debut to remember after playing a starring role in Ireland’s win against Wales.
# Mack the Knife
'It is a dream come true for me,' says Irish rugby's newest hero after man of the match display
Mack Hansen thrilled Irish fans with his debut performance.
# William Hill
Hansen to make an impact on his debut: Talking points for Ireland's Six Nations opener
Andy Farrell’s men host Wales at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.
# Momentum
Prime chance for Ireland against Wales as Farrell plays Hansen wild card
The Welsh will try to make it a battle but Andy Farrell’s team should have the quality to win at home.
# Injury Update
Earls set for scan on hamstring but Henshaw and Henderson make progress
The Munster wing was injured in training at Ireland camp yesterday.
# Team news
Connacht's Hansen starts for Ireland as Ulster man Hume included on bench
Robbie Henshaw misses out on the matchday 23 for the Wales clash on Saturday.
# opener
Ireland set to name settled team with Hansen in the mix for possible debut
Andy Farrell will tomorrow confirm big calls in the midfield and back three.
# fresh deal
Connacht move to extend contract of recent Ireland call-up Hansen
The 23-year old Australian was called-up to Andy Farrell’s Six Nations squad.
# Mack the Knife
‘I’m still lost for words that I am hanging out with some of the best players in the world’
When Mack Hansen went for a chat with a friend six months ago he could not have guessed that he’d end up in Ireland’s Six Nations squad.
# Competition
'It's great to have new faces' - Hansen and Lowry add energy to Ireland camp
Andy Farrell is sure that Gavin Coombes will be looking to prove a point.
Carty and Treadwell in, two uncapped backs, a settled squad - Farrell's selection
The likes of Kieran Marmion and Ciarán Frawley are unlucky to miss out.
# Mack attack
Ireland newcomer Mack Hansen declared 'fit and available' by Connacht
It remains to be seen if he will be risked in Connacht’s clash with Stade Francais on Sunday.
# Setback
Mack Hansen to miss Connacht's Champions Cup clash with Leicester Tigers
The winger is unavailable after aggravating a calf injury in training.