Toulouse hand deal to Super League veteran

Harrison Hansen has signed a new one-year deal at Toulouse Olympique.

The soon-to-be 36-year-old has played 13 times for the French side in 2021, scoring three tries and leading by example as Toulouse secured victory in the Million Pound Game over nearest rivals Featherstone Rovers.

That meant that Sylvain Houles’ side will join the Catalans Dragons as the second French team in Super League from 2022, with Hansen set to play a major role.

Hansen was born in Auckland in 1985 and made his professional debut at 18 at Wigan.

After almost 250 games with the Warriors and two Challenge Cups and two Super League titles later, he followed in his father’s footsteps by going to play at the Salford Red Devils for two seasons, before join the Championship with the Leigh Centurions with whom he won promotion to Super League.

In 2018 and 2019, he played for the Widnes Vikings, then joined Toulouse during ahead of the 2021 season.

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