“Have to have it both ways” – Jackson Hastings hits back at media over recent comments

Jackson Hastings is a special player.

We saw that in his days in Super League. The halfback joined Salford in 2018 and saved them from relegation before guiding them to an unlikely Grand Final in 2019 as they defied the odds going from second favourites for relegation to the Theatre of Dreams after finishing third.

Hastings also claimed the Man of Steel before joining Wigan Warriors in 2020 guiding them to the League Leaders’ Shield and the Grand Final where he was a bounce of the ball away from potentially becoming a Super League Champions.

After 2021 he left Wigan for Wests Tigers and showed his value in a struggling side and joined Newcastle Knights at the start of this season and has been very impressive since.

Today he was typically crucial as they won 46-26 against former Leeds Rhinos star Kruise Leeming’s Gold Coast Titans.

He also came up with a sensational try saving tackle early in the game.

You can watch that here.

The victory came after Newcastle were heavily criticised for going away during their bye week.

In their report on the match this was referenced by the Daily Telegraph.

As the reported about the Knights being “under fire” Hasting pointed out that they were part of the people putting them under fire.

He said:

“You were apart of the crew that ‘put us under fire.'”

When it was put to him that it was a second win of the day, Hastings said it’s not about winning but the Telegraph having it both ways.

He said:

“It’s not about winning this battle mate. They just like to have it both ways that’s all.”

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