The player profile and personal life facts of Mack Hansen

The player profile and personal life facts of Mack Hansen

Ciku Njuguna
February 29, 2024 at 6:18 AM

Mack Hansen is an Irish rugby player who plays in the United Championship Rugby League for Rugbaí Connachta and the national team, the Wolfhounds. In 2023, Hansen was instrumental in Ireland's victory during the nation's Guinness Six Nations campaign. Dig in and discover details of the Irishman's professional and personal achievements and much more.

Connacht's Mack Hansen (l) in action.
Connacht's Mack Hansen (l) in action against Leinster on December 2, 2023. On the right, he poses before a 2022 Heineken Champions Cup match. Photo by Sam Barnes/Harry Murphy/Sportsfile.
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Hansen is one of the three Australian-born rugby players playing for Ireland in the 2023/24 season. This article dives into the life of Mackenzie Hansen and the facts of his Australian and Irish rugby career. Scroll down for his comprehensive life story.

Mack Hansen's profile summary

Full name

MacKenzie Hansen


Mack, The Prince of the RUC

Date of birth

27 March 1998


25 years old as of February 2024

Place of birth

Canberra, Australia




89 kilograms (196.2 lbs)


188 centimetres (6'2")


Diana and Craig Hansen



Relationship status



Daramalan College

ACT Brumbies academy


Professional rugby player

Test debut

February 2022


Full-back and winger


Brumbies, Gungahlin Eagles, Canberra Vikings, Connaught, Irish national football team

Active years

2008 - present

Net worth

$1 million - $5 million

Social media pages

Instagram, Facebook

Mack Hansen's brief biography

At the age of seven, Mackenzie’s mother, Diana O’Shea, left Castlemartyr in County Cork, Ireland, for Sydney, Australia, where she met and married Craig Hansen. The couple had two sons, Jake and Irish rugby player Mack Hansen.

Bio facts about Mack Hansen.
Connacht's Mack Hansen looks on at Aviva Stadium in Dublin before the Heineken Champions Cup match against Leinster on April 15, 2022. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile.
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Mackenzie’s introduction to the sport came through his grandfather, Kevin Hansen, who played for Australia's national team in 1949. Mackenzie could not hold back his joy after receiving his first call-up from Ireland. Speaking to Virgin Media Sports, he shared his parent’s reaction to the news, saying,

"It was tough to get my head around, for sure. I called my parents about 20 minutes after the game, and they were asking me all these questions, and I did not even realize I was not talking back to him. I was in absolute shock."

How old is Mack Hansen?

Born on the 27th of March 1998, the Connaught full-back is 25 years old as of February 2024. Based on Mack Hansen's age, his zodiac sign is the Aries.

What nationality is Mack Hansen?

The International player is an Australian national, born and raised in Canberra, Australia. He is also Irish through his mother, Diana O'Shea.

Ireland's Mack Hansen (front) in action.
Ireland's Mack Hansen (front) gets tackled by Scotland's Kyle Steyn (back) during the Six Nations Rugby match on March 19, 2022, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile.
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How much does Mack Hansen weigh?

The professional rugby player weighs 196.2 lbs (89 kilograms). He stands at six inches and two feet (188 centimetres).

Is Mack Hansen married?

At the time of writing, Mack Hansen does not have a wife. However, he has been involved with a Galway native, Roisín Murray, since 2021. Roisin Murray and Mack Hansen have been seen together at public events, such as his Connacht debut and the 2022 Connacht Awards.

In January 2024, he announced their breakup on the Big Jim Show podcast. He said,

"I am now single. It has been a couple of months now."

Who is Roisín Murray?

Roisín Murray graduated from the University of Galway in November 2022. Much of her life has not been revealed to the public.

Mack Hansen and Roisín Murray.
Mack Hansen and his former girlfriend, Roisín Murray. Photo by @mackh______.
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According to various sources, Mack Hansen was an electrician and childcare worker in Australia. He has admitted that he was not a trusted electrician, although he was excellent in child care. He said,

"I was terrible at it. They would not let me do any hard jobs at all. So, I did not do any electrical work in my time as an electrician. I did childcare when I ruptured all the ligaments in my ankle, and I could not do my trade anymore."

Hansen attended Daramalan College, where he began training and playing for the school's team. He would later train at the ACT Brumbies academy before playing for the academy's senior team in the Super Rugby.

What position does Mack Hansen play in?

Mack is primarily a winger who plays on both the left and right sides. He has also played in the full-back position.

Connacht's Mack Hansen (R) scores a try
Connacht's Mack Hansen (R) scores a try during the United Rugby Championship match against Vodacom Bulls at the Sportsground in Galway, on October 1, 2021. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile.
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What is Mack Hansen's number?

Ahead of the 2024 Six Nations match between France and Ireland at the Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, reports suggested that Mack Hansen would wear the number 14 jersey. Additionally, he dons the number 930 shirt for Connacht.

Club career

Besides ACT Brumbies academy, he has played for Gungahlin Eagles and the Canberra Vikings. In April 2021, he signed with Connacht, where he was playing at the time of writing. Here is a summary of his career and performance in each team based on Mack Hansen's All Rugby, Rugby World, and Irish Rugby profiles.

Club career stats

According to RugbyPass, he had a 50% goal accuracy with a perfect tackle success rate while playing for Brumbles. At his current team, he ranks 51st in kicking success. He has also recorded an 86% tackle success rate as of February 2024.






















Brumbies' Mack Hansen kicks the winning goal.
Brumbies' Mack Hansen kicks the winning goal during the Super Rugby AU match against the Reds at GIO Stadium on August 01, 2020, in Canberra, Australia. Photo by Mark Nolan.
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International career

How is Mack Hansen eligible for Ireland? Despite being born in a different country, his Irish roots through his maternal side make him eligible to play for Ireland.

International career stats

In January 2022, Ireland's national team head coach, Andy Farrell, announced his first international appearance for the Wolfhounds ahead of the 2022 Six Nations tournament. Have a look at his performance for the team since then.

Career caps


Total tries


All-time Autumn Nations Series


All-time Six Nations matches


All-time RWC matches


Total points


Frequently asked questions

Mack has various awards, including the 2023 Six Nations Grand Slam win and a nomination for the 2023 Six Nations Player of the Championship award. Here are some interesting facts about his career.

Robbie Henshaw (l) of Leinster tackles Mack Hansen (r) of Connacht.
Robbie Henshaw (l) of Leinster tackles Mack Hansen (r) of Connacht during a United Rugby Championship match in Galway on October 14, 2022. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile.
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1. What happened to Mack Hansen?

On the 8th of January 2024, news from the Irish national rugby team camp revealed that Mack was out of action due to shoulder surgery. He had a similar injury while playing for Brumbles, Australia.

2. Why did Mack Hansen get Andy Farrell's tattoo?

Mack Hansen has a tattoo of the head coach of the Ireland national rugby team on his outer thigh. The tattoo results from a promise he gave his teammates ahead of Ireland's win at the 2023 Six Nations Grand Slam.

3. How much is Mack Hansen's salary?

The Accenture men's XVs Players' Player of the Year nominee signed a 5-year contract with his current team, Connacht. However, details of his earnings have yet to be revealed to the public.

Connacht's Mack Hanse (l) in action.
Connacht's Mack Hansen (l) evades Leinster's Jonathan Sexton (r) during a Heineken Champions Cup in Galway on April 8, 2022. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile.
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Final word

Mack Hansen is one of Ireland's most talented rugby players. Although his career did not take off in his homeland, Australia, his training in the country opened up opportunities for his success in Ireland.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.
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