In a much-anticipated update, Ireland international rugby player, Mack Hansen, has been declared fully fit and is set to return for Connacht in their upcoming match against Leinster in the BKT United Rugby Championship this Saturday. Hansen, sidelined due to an ankle injury sustained at the Rugby World Cup, is now poised to make a significant impact on the field once again.
Boost for Connacht
Connacht's assistant coach, John Muldoon, has expressed enthusiasm over Hansen's return, acknowledging the player's substantial contribution to the team. His return is not the only boost for Connacht. Players Paul Boyle and Dave Heffernan are also available for selection after overcoming their respective injuries. However, player Bundee Aki's return remains on hold as he continues to rehabilitate a hamstring injury.
Connacht's League Position and Upcoming Challenges
Currently sitting seventh in the league table, Connacht has had a positive start to the season with four wins from their opening six games. This comeback match for Hansen comes at a critical juncture as Connacht aims to bounce back from a recent heavy defeat against the Bulls in Pretoria. Muldoon emphasized the need to address errors from that game but dismissed the idea of any lasting emotional impact.
Where to Catch the Action
The match between Connacht and Leinster promises to be a thrilling encounter and will be broadcast live on RT RT's platforms. For those unable to watch it live, a live blog and radio commentary will also be available.