A jubilant Mack Hansen admitted he wanted some further assist in an effort to be sure that he stored his feelings, in addition to his bowels in verify, forward of Eire’s Grand Slam clinching win over England.
ansen typically cuts a laid again character, however even he was scuffling with nerves earlier than the absorbing 29-16 win that noticed Eire clinch their fourth ‘Slam’ in entrance of a heaving Aviva Stadium.
“Very, very, very nervous,” Hansen stated within the quick aftermath.
“I used to be taking some tablets earlier than the sport so I did not s**t myself, I used to be very nervous. I feel everybody was, and I feel you might sort of see then in the best way we have been taking part in. That is one thing for us to enhance on, so for now we will get pleasure from this.”
On the again of final weekend’s man-of-the-match efficiency at Murrayfield, Hansen impressed once more, as he repeatedly got here looking off his wing trying to get entangled within the play.
It has been a meteoric rise for the Connacht winger (24), who had a Grand Slam winners medal draped round his neck, simply over a yr after he made his Eire debut.
“Completely superb, it is onerous to place into phrases in the meanwhile. It is a loopy feeling,” Hansen beamed.
“It is simply been such an environment, it is loopy.
“It is totally different gravy, is not it? It is like one thing I’ve by no means seen earlier than, it is unimaginable. It simply exhibits how a lot Eire is behind us, and we find it irresistible.
“That is what footy is all about, connecting with individuals within the stadium, it means as a lot to them because it does to us.
“It wasn’t our greatest sport however that is purely as a result of England confirmed up, they performed unbelievable. Fourteen lads, to take it to us like they did, you may’t say what they did wasn’t superb. We have been capable of simply maintain calm, composed, and pull a rabbit out of the hat.”
Though Hansen’s quick household have been watching again dwelling in Australia, they have been well-represented on the Aviva Stadium.
“I’ve bought my Mum’s brother, and my auntie and uncle Gabe and Lorraine are over, and a few aunties and uncles up from Cork. One in every of my mates from Australia is over. I’ve bought sufficient household to get pleasure from, I want my mum, dad and brother have been right here.”
As for what’s in retailer tonight for the celebrations, Hansen added:
“Drink, drink, drink, drink! No, we’ll get pleasure from it, run into some followers and get to share the expertise with them.”
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