Wests Tigers are set for a shake up next season as Tim Sheens takes charge of the side hoping to spark them back into life after a few years in the wilderness.
He’s already made some big calls letting go of two-time Super League Champion Oliver Gildart who joined The Dolphins – the NRL’s newest club – this morning.
He has also gone all in on two transfer targets arranging meetings with them both in England during the World Cup.
One is Wigan Warriors star John Bateman whilst the other speaks to a bigger shift with Sheens keen on Parramatta Eels halfback Mitchell Moses who guided the Eels to the Grand Final in 2022.
This would prompt plenty of change at Wests with Luke Brooks set to be eventually offloaded to Newcastle Knights leaving behind Jackson Hastings and Adam Doueihi as Sheens other halfback options.
Both are entering the last year of their deals, as are Brooks and Moses, and can negotiate with other clubs from tomorrow.
Doueihi and Sheens have postponed negotiations over any potential renewal whilst it was reported over the weekend that no offer had been made to Hastings either.
It is now being reported by the Daily Telegraph in Australia that Hastings is expected to remain at 13 in 2023 with Sheens wanting to keep the former Wigan Warriors halfback in the position he finished last season in with the publication also suggesting that Sheens doesn’t see Hastings as the answer to the Tigers’ halfback question.
This means he could be kept on as a lock beyond 2023 but should Hastings want to play in the halves, he may push for a move away.