Jackson Hastings’ ominous warning after NRL switch as he explains how time with Wigan Warriors & Salford Red Devils prepared him for success

Jackson Hastings has just made the move to Newcastle Knights ahead of 2023.

The former Salford Red Devils and Wigan Warriors halfback is ready for a big year and has warned that he is only going to get better.

“I’m still learning,” Hastings admitted to Zerotackle.

“I remember Andrew Johns telling me when I was 18 that the game doesn’t slow down properly for you until you’re about 27 or 28.

“I don’t think I’ll hit my peak as a halfback until age 28 or 30. With sports science these days, 30 isn’t even old.”

He also explained how his success in England with Salford and Wigan has prepared him for the NRL: “I’ve played two grand finals now in England, I’ve been in some successful sides in the NRL so I know what it’s like to be at the back end of the year and up the top there competing for trophies. It’s an itch you need to scratch every year. It’s where we want to get this club to.”

He is also excited to play alongside the exciting Kayln Ponga.

“Everyone knows what Kalyn can do,” he said.

“Knowing I get to play with someone of that calibre will be amazing for my game.

“He’s a massive threat with the football and my job is to get him the ball in open space and let him do his thing.”

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