Ex-Wigan Warriors, Leigh Centurions and current Toulouse Olympique star Harrison Hansen locks in club for 2023

Ex-Wigan Warriors, Leigh Centurions and current Toulouse Olympique star Harrison Hansen has locked in club for 2023.

Hansen was born in Auckland in 1985 and made his professional debut aged 18 at Wigan, one of the biggest clubs in the world.

Nearly 250 games with the Wigan Warriors (242 precisely), two Challenge Cups and two Super League titles later, he followed in his father’s footsteps by going to play in Salford for two seasons (2014-2015 – 52 games), before joining the Championship and Leigh (2016 and 2017 – 84 games), with whom he was promoted to the Super League.

In 2018 and 2019, he played for the Widnes Vikings (33 games) then joined Toulouse during the 2020 off-season. In total, Hansen has more than 400 club games and ten international caps to his name (one with New Zealand, one with the “Exiles” and eight with Samoa).

The versatile forward returned to the top category of the European XIII in 2022 and Hansen is a key element in Sylvain Houles’ squad.

He has played 19 games to date and scored one try against defending champions St Helens on June 4 at Ernest Wallon.

On August 12, he crossed the symbolic milestone, against Warrington, of 300 games played in the Super League.

Hansen, despite Toulouse’s relegation from Super League, will continue his adventure with the Blue and White club and will undoubtedly be a major asset for the French side as they aim for promotion to the Super League next season.

Bernard Sarrazain, President of TO XIII, said: “We can only admire Harrison’s career, I am proud and happy to see him continue at the club. He is always performing well and his experience is a valuable asset to the team. »

Hansen sad: “I am very happy to have extended with Toulouse. I feel that I still have a lot to give and especially for next season, to help the team get back on their feet.