Mark Aston reveals new Sheffield signing with humorous social media clip

James Gordon
Jack Hansen

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Sheffield have signed half-back Jack Hansen from Swinton on a two-year deal.

Hansen, 25, helped the Lions to an immediate return to the Championship with the winning try in the League 1 play-off final against Doncaster.

But after 113 appearances for the Lions, he has moved on to Sheffield, who used coach Mark Aston to unveil the signing on social media.

Aston was eating a Lion chocolate bar – infamously handed out by Swinton media manager Ian Rigg in the press box – only to be interrupted by Hansen’s arrival.

The coach said: “Jack has bundles of talent, a really exciting player to watch.

โ€œYou want edge-of-your-seat players on your team and Jack certainly is that.ย 

โ€œHeโ€™s a great lad too and will certainly fit into the group that we have got here.ย 

“He will be feeling confident after leading Swinton to the Championship. He has been a great servant to the Lions and weโ€™re very pleased to be bringing him to Sheffield.”

Jack Hansen adds to Aston’s options at half-back

Hansen adds to the Eagles half-back options, with Anthony Thackeray having announced he will play on for another year.

Jamaica international Izaac Farrell is also a regular.

Itโ€™s not the first time Hansen has moved away from Swinton, he joined North Wales Crusaders in 2017 before returning.

He said: โ€œIโ€™m really excited to be a part of this club for at least the next 2 years.

โ€œI feel that everything about the club is moving in the right direction and I want to be a part of that.

โ€œIโ€™ve spent the majority of my career at Swinton and Iโ€™ve enjoyed every minute of being there.

โ€œIโ€™ve made great memories and Iโ€™m really grateful for what the club has done for me but I felt after helping them back into the Championship, it was the right time for a new challenge and put myself out of my comfort zone and test myself in a new environment.โ€

Jack Hansen is the son of former Tonga, Widnes and Wigan forward Lee.

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