Former Wigan Warriors star Jackson Hastings’ future reportedly unclear as coaching comments frustrate playing group

Jackson Hastings is one of the best players we’ve seen in Super League in recent years.

He arrived mid-way through 2018 as he helped steer Salford Red Devils away from relegation.

He impressed even more in 2019 as he masterminded Salford’s ascent to an unlikely Grand Final and picked up the Man of Steel Award after which he joined Wigan Warriors.

Upon arrival at the DW Stadium, he helped Wigan bridge the gap to the Champions St Helens with the Warriors finishing top of the league and only losing the Grand Final against the Saints by a bounce of a ball.

Hastings had clearly caught the eye by this point and, despite a disappointing 2021 for Wigan, he earnt a move back to the NRL with Wests Tigers alongside teammate Oliver Gildart.

Gildart has now left the Tigers having been released from his deal. He spent time on loan at Sydney Roosters in 2022 and was tipped to join Leeds Rhinos mid-season.

Now though he is expected to join the NRL’s newest club The Dolphins under Wayne Bennett.

Meanwhile, Hastings seemed settled at Wests and many fans believed that he was the man they should build their future around especially with Luke Brooks being chased by the Newcastle Knights.

However, according to the Daily Telegraph, Hastings’ future is up in the air.

Without a contract beyond 2023, clubs can approach him from November 1st.

However, crucially new Wests coach Tim Sheens hasn’t made any attempt to extend his current deal and the same can be said of fellow halfbacks Brooks and Adam Doueihi according to the Daily Telegraph.

It is also said that Sheens recent comments about chasing Mitchell Moses and offering him a multi-million deal has left the playing group somewhat irked.

With three top halfbacks at the club presently but none tied down for 2024 when Moses could arrive, Sheens needs to act quickly to secure Moses’ halfback partner.

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