Toulouse have announced forward Harrison Hansen has signed a new one-year deal at the club, keeping him there for the 2023 season.
Hansen signed for Toulouse ahead of the 2020 season, having signed from Widnes Vikings. He played a key role in both their promotion-winning season, and their year in the Super League.
The 36-year-old has made 19 appearances in the Super League this season for Toulouse. He scored his only try against St Helens in a 28-18 defeat in the south of France.
In doing this, the experienced forward passed the milestone of 300 games played in the Super League. He has also played for Leigh, Salford and Wigan over the course of his career.
He spent the most time at Wigan, making 186 appearances for the Cherry and Whites, scoring 36 tries.
Speaking about his new deal, he told the club website: “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.”
Club President Bernard Sarrazain added: “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.”
Sylvain Houles on importance of keeping Toulouse squad together
Toulouse coach Sylvain Houles is confident of keeping the majority of his squad together in 2023 despite suffering relegation back to the Championship.
Just three days after their relegation had been confirmed, the French club put out a patched-up side and were beaten 38-12 at Hull on Sunday afternoon.
He said: “We know our destiny now. We just want to make sure we finish giving a good account of ourselves and playing with spirit.
“It wasn’t quite there in the first half but at half-time we fixed up a few things and we played with plenty of fight.”