Hastings to join Wigan
Wigan Warriors have announced that Salford Red Devils half-back Jackson Hastings will be joining the Club at the end of the season.
The star playmaker will arrive at the DW Stadium from Salford and has penned a two-year deal until the end of the 2022 season.
A former Sydney Roosters junior, Hastings had a spell at Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles before a mid-season move to Salford Red Devils in 2018. Since his arrival at the AJ Bell Stadium, Hastings has quickly established himself as one the Betfred Super League’s finest half-backs.
Wigan Warriors executive director Kris Radlinski said: “This a hugely significant signing for Wigan Warriors. In Jackson Hastings, we have secured the services of one of the most sought-after talents in the game, having fought off interest from around Super League and in the NRL. Jackson has a burning desire to win things in England and that ultimately lead to him joining us and turning down bigger money elsewhere.
“His attacking nous with ball-in-hand and his running game have lit up the Betfred Super League since he’s arrival in the UK in 2018. Furthermore, I believe his leadership and influence will play a big role for us in 2020 and beyond.
“Not only are we excited to see what he can bring to us on the pitch and on the training paddock, we are looking forward to seeing how Jackson immerses himself with the Wigan Warriors community and how he engages with our loyal fan-base as one of the league’s most recognisable and popular personalities.”
On his impeding move to the Warriors, Hastings said: : “Although I am looking forward to an exciting new chapter in my move to Wigan in 2020, I intend to finish my term on a good note with the Salford Red Devils, including all Members & Fans - many of whom have become friends of mine who I appreciate greatly.”
Hastings’ two-year deal with the Warriors will see him become the Club’s Marquee player, and his deal also includes an NRL get-out clause in the second year of the contract.