Jackson Hastings’ new role revealed

Jackson Hastings appears to be the front-runner for the number 6 shirt at his new club the Wests Tigers alongside a new halfback partner.

The former Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils star moved to Wests following the culmination of the 2021 Super League season and has quickly impressed in his new surroundings.

As such, Hastings looks destined to take the halfback’s shirt, despite Tyrone Peachey joining the club as well as Adam Doueihi’s move into the halves, according to The Roar.

Hastings took the number 31 at Salford and Wigan, but with the NRL not launching squad numbers before the season, it looks as though he will take the number 6 instead.

Doueihi will be out until around round 10 with an ACL injury which will allow Hastings to establish himself firmly as Luke Brooks’ halfback partner.

However, the Man of Steel winner has also had an influence back in the UK with a new Leigh Centurions signing citing the halfback as being a great influence on his move.

That man is Tom Amone, who has joined Leigh from Wests, going in the opposite direction to Hastings.

Amone, in his first interview with the club since joining, revealed that Hastings recommended he try his luck in England.

And that advice, plus the opportunity to be coached by Adrian Lam, made up his mind.

“Jackson and I have the same manager,” Tom said. “He told me to go over to England and said I’d love to play there. Jackson played under Adrian at Wigan and said that Leigh would be a good club for me.

“My manager, too, advised that it would be a good move to go overseas, and that Leigh was a good club, with all the facilities and the fan base and with Adrian being there.”

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