Ex-Wigan Warriors star admits he was “disappointed” and “angry” about his recent exit from NRL side

Jackson Hastings has had more than his fair share of clubs.

The halfback has played for Sydney Rooster and Manly Sea Eagles before joining Salford Red Devils in Super League and guiding them away from relegation.

He then helped the club to an unlikely Grand Final in 2019 picking up the Man of Steel prior to joining Wigan Warriors who he guided to a Grand Final and a League Leaders’ Shield.

He then returned to the NRL in 2022 with Wests Tigers signing a two year deal.

He was in the halves for three of their four wins but was moved out of the club by former Hull KR boss Tim Sheens who has instead backed Luke Brooks and Adam Doueihi.

He has now opened up on his exit from the club to the Newcastle Knights admitting he was disappointed and angry.

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed,” Hastings told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“I wore my heart on my sleeve at every training session and every game.

“Whether I wasn’t wanted or wasn’t needed, it took me a few days to get over it because I was angry at the fact I wanted to be there and be a part of the solution, not the problem.

“There were a few days there I was angry and hated the world for a bit.”

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