Ex-Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils star Jackson Hastings not a ‘good influence’ at Wests Tigers according to reports

Jackson Hastings has become something of a cult hero amongst the terraces at the clubs that he has been at in the past four years.

Since making the move to the Salford Red Devils at the back end of the 2018 Super League season, the halfback has been in the limelight for all the right reasons after being in the headlines for all the wrong reasons whilst at the Manly Sea Eagles prior to that move.

At Salford, Hastings helped steer the Lancashire club to their first ever Grand Final in 2019 before leaving for Wigan ahead of the 2020 season.

With the Warriors, the 26-year-old was instrumental in guiding the Warriors to a Grand Final in 2020 where they lost out in the last kick of the game to fierce rivals St Helens.

Hastings, after three and a half incredible years in the UK top flight, swapped Lancashire for Sydney for 2022, signing for the Wests Tigers in a redemption bid in the NRL.

Since then, Hastings has become one of the Tigers’ go-to men, but it hasn’t really paid off as Wests sit bottom of the pile with just three wins from 18 games.

Moreover, the 26-year-old has been thrust further into the limelight with a reshuffle from interim coach Brett Kimmorley placing Hastings at 13, with Adam Doueihi and Luke Brooks taking the halfback spots.

As such, Hastings has been heavily linked with a move away from Concord as three clubs fight for his signature, but the Sydney Morning Herald has also reported that everything isn’t as rosy behind the scenes as is portrayed by Hastings.

The paper stated: “There are a number of people at the club who don’t believe he is a good influence on the team despite the image he portrays in the media for the fans. He has become a cult hero, but the view is different among most internally.”

It remains to be seen if Hastings does stay at Concord, but as the season wears on it is looking less and less likely.

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