Blow for Wigan Warriors as Jackson Hastings signs for NRL club Wests Tigers

Star half-back Jackson Hastings will leave Wigan Warriors at the end of this season.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:22 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:24 pm
Jackson Hastings in possession for Wigan against Leeds last week. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com.

The Australian-born playmaker, who was capped four times by Great Britain in 2019, has signed a contract with Wests Tigers for 2022 and 2023.

Hastings was among the try scorers when Wigan beat Leeds Rhinos at Emerald Headingley last Thursday.

Wigan executive director Kris Radlinski said: “Jackson asked to see me on Sunday morning where he informed me he has agreed a two-year deal in the NRL and will leave at the end of 2021 when his contract expires.

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“There has been much speculation about an immediate exit, but I have had written assurances from his management team and through my relationship with Michael Maguire, 2021 was never an option.

“We have never doubted his commitment as a rugby league player.

"He brings an outstanding attitude to training every day and plays his heart out every week on the playing field.

“Wests Tigers are getting a player who is deeply motivated to succeed and will drive the rest of the playing squad.”

Hastings pledged: "I have given everything I have to the jersey, and I will continue to do that for the rest of this year.

"I am an extremely driven individual that’s super committed to bringing success to Wigan in 2021.

“Now this is out of the way, I just want to get on with playing rugby league.

"I am solely focused on 2021 and the goal we have as a club for this year.”

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