Jackson Hastings has sent out an ominous, defiant message following his Wests Tigers side’s dismal run of form – when one win comes, others will follow.
The Tigers have yet to win a game in the NRL in 2022 and have been involved in a number of close clashes as well as being on the receiving end of some big scores.
Hastings believes that Wests are so close to that first win and that when they do get it, it will spark a winning run.
“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t mentally deflating,” Hastings told the SEN 1170 The Captain’s Run.
“We’ve had our chances to win games which is probably more disappointing than being in any game at all.
“We weren’t that far away in those match ups.
“If we had won one or two of them, then the floodgates may have opened.
“We just want to get one (win) and if we get one then we’ll get two.
“That’ll lead to confidence as well.”
Whilst Hastings has been hailed on his return to the NRL, Luke Brooks has been copping most of the flak, but Hastings is confident Brooks can turn it around, too.
“What I will say about Brookesy is that he’s a pretty impressive character,” Hastings continued.
“The way he handles himself and the way he goes about his business (is commendable).
“He never turns up to training kicking stones and he’s well aware of everything that surrounds him.
“Yet he still turns up and busts his arse every week.
“Hopefully the narrative will turn for Brooksy because he doesn’t deserve a lot of the stuff that he cops.
“He’s been asked to call the shots with not too much help every year.
“It’s very unfair and unwarranted the criticism that he gets.
“You certainly can’t just be looking at one guy.”