Jackson Hastings is making a name for himself already in the NRL with his new club Wests Tigers.
The mercurial halfback spent three-and-a-half seasons in Super League with Salford Red Devils then Wigan Warriors, propelling himself to one of the greatest in the UK competition.
Crowned Man of Steel in 2019 after helping the Red Devils to a Super League Grand Final, Hastings made the move to Wigan where he was again pivotal in the Warriors’ march to Old Trafford in 2020.
A reformed character from his time in the NRL when he left the Manly Sea Eagles after falling out with some of the players, Hastings earned a big move back to the Australian competition with Wests.
He impressed in round one before copping a three-match ban for a dangerous tackle on Newcastle Knights’ Tex Hoy.
However, that hasn’t stemmed the good feeling surrounding the halfback and he excelled in the Tigers’ 21-20 win over Parramatta Eels, kicking the winning drop-goal after being handed the number 7 shirt by head coach Michael Maguire.
Hastings took that mantle from the underfire Luke Brooks who did appear to be playing with much less pressure on his shoulders – and it worked for Wests when no one really gave them a chance.
— NRL (@NRL) April 18, 2022