Written by Julian Sornese
A long awaited reunion. This Saturday November 19, TheIreland facingAustralia at the place ofAviva Stadium of Dublin Its last fall was part of the Test match. This clash against the Wallabies, Defeated last SaturdayItaly (28-27)Recently XV of Clover’s wing will have a special flavor Nominated for Male Disclosure of the Year World Rugby, Mac Hansen (24 years; 8 choices).
In fact, the player Connacht (Ireland) Born in Australia, to be more precise Canberra. He completed all his classes there, even wearing the Junior Wallabies (U20) jersey 5 times. It was 2021 when Mack Hansen took off in the direction of the Connacht province and revealed himself to the eyes of the rugby world. He was decisive from his first steps in his new team and caught the attention of the Irish coach Andy Farrell (His mother is Irish, which qualifies him, editor’s note).
Mack Hansen: “I’ll take it like every game”
To date, Ex Brumbies Counting 8 selections with XV of Clover. A last-best performance in a win against Fiji, Saturday November 12 (35-17), must renew that in Dublin this Saturday November 19, to challenge his native Australia. He does not intend to create the condition of the soul. “I take it like any other game. If I value the story too much and make myself bigger than the game, that’s where things go wrong,” he said.
“I’m part of an Irish team that’s playing incredibly well… it’s going to be fun.” The reunion will also be an opportunity to catch up with former teammates. “I grew up Lachie Lonergan And Nick FrostWho was my roommate, but there are other guys like that Tom Wright For example “.
Best decision of his life
During his years at the Brumbies, Mack Hansen also rubbed shoulders with the former scrum-half. Montpellier Nick White, he also wanted to greet him while teasing his former partners. “Nick White will be happy as always, but Others are not very spiritual and intellectual “.
Now adored and cherished, he quickly became a favorite of the Irish public and in no way regrets his choice of Ireland. “After I made my decision, I never thought about going back. I am very happy where I am. Playing for Ireland was the best decision of my career and life.
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