Toulouse recruit Super League veteran

Toulouse Olympique have completed the signing of former Wigan, Salford and Leigh back rower Harrison Hansen from Widnes on a deal from 2020.

The 33-year-old has captained the Vikings for the past two seasons but will now move to France to begin his 17th season as a professional player.

After making his debut for Wigan in 2004, Hansen went on to make 243 appearances for the Warriors and has since gone on to make a further 150 for the Centurions, Red Devils and Vikings.

With the Warriors he also won two Grand Finals and two Challenge Cups, and has earned seven international caps – one for New Zealand and six for Samoa.

“My family and I are excited about living in Toulouse,” he said.

“I can not wait to get here and start working with Sylvain (Houles) and the boys.

“Among the offers I had, I chose to take the opportunity offered by the Toulouse and bring my experience to the club.

“This team plays a very nice brand of rugby and I am very happy to join.”