There have been few rugby league players who have taken to their new clubs as well as Jackson Hastings has done in 2022.
After making a name for himself in the Super League with both Salford Red Devils and Wigan Warriors, the playmaker earned a deal back in the NRL, four years after leaving under a cloud from Manly Sea Eagles.
However, though Hastings has been playing a starring role for Wests, the results still have not been going their way.
And, with the Tigers having just three wins to their name at the beginning of 2022, Michael Maguire was given his marching orders leaving a number of Wests players apparently in limbo after moving to Concord for the former Wigan Warriors boss to lead them.
One of those who has been linked with a move away has been Hastings whose switch to number 7 has galvanised a struggling Tigers side, but there is no shortage of suitors for the halfback.
Now, with the season ending and Wests securing the wooden spoon with a dismal season, speculation has returned.
The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to the Bulldogs with Fox Sports believing Hastings could strike up a deadly partnership with Matt Burton.
“The one Tigers player that hasn’t been linked with the Bulldogs is Jackson Hastings,” Read said on NRL360.
“I reckon if the Bulldogs said we would love Jackson Hastings, I reckon the Tigers would say he is all yours.”
That being said, The Australian believes that the playmaker is ‘an option’ for a stunning move to the Sydney Roosters.
Hastings began his career with the Roosters back in 2014 before an ill-fated spell at the Manly Sea Eagles ended the 26-year-old’s stay in the NRL.
That prompted a move to Super League where he was often hailed as the competition’s best player, winning the highest individual accolade possible – the Man of Steel – as well as helping to guide his two clubs, Salford and Wigan, to Grand Finals.