Leigh Centurions have confirmed that forward Harrison Hansen has agreed a new two-year deal at the club.
The 32-year-old back-rower has plenty of Super League experience under his belt, passing the 350 senior appearances milestone during the 2017 campaign.
He was also voted Leigh’s Players’ and Coaches’ Player of the Year in a fine individual season in 2017.
Hansen came through the Wigan Warriors Academy, going on to play 242 games for the club. He won the 2010 Super League Grand Final, 2011 Challenge Cup and then achieved the Super League and Challenge Cup double in 2013.
The New Zealand and Samoa international made the move over Salford Red Devils for two years prior to joining the Centurions ahead of the 2016 season. He has become a fan favourite at the Leigh Sports Village.
And he is delighted to extend his stay at Leigh until the end of the 2019 season.
He said: “I’m very happy to be staying at the club. There are a lot of new faces and it is a completely different team.
“I’m turned 32 now but age is just a number. I feel in great shape and as I’m getting older, I’m wiser. I want to carry on playing at Leigh for as long as possible and help Derek (Beaumont) and everyone achieve their ambitions.
“We are starting from scratch and building a new culture. It’s a shame it wasn’t there in Super League.
“Everyone is starting with a clean slate. Pre-season training has been a lot more organised and more intense. We had to step up as you can’t go through pre-season going through the motions and then expect to perform.
“It reminds me of my Wigan days and pre-season training under Michael Maguire. The boys are ripping in well and getting to know one another. Everyone is there for a purpose and we’re a team now.”