Bevan French back in Australia, Jackson Hastings staying here... for now

Jackson Hastings and Bevan French have been given permission to ride out the coronavirus crisis in Australia.

Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 11:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 11:42 am
Jackson Hastings and Bevan French

French is already back home while Hastings has decided to stay in the UK for fear of passing Covid-19 to his family.

Lam, who is planning to stay in Wigan, said: “Everyone is worried about their families and wants to be close to their loved ones at this time.Bevan actually went back after the Salford game for a family emergency – the plan was to be back for the Catalans game – but with everything escalating in those few days, he’s staying there and I’m supportive of that.

“I spoke to Jackson and I told him if he wants to get back to his family then he has my full support, because I’m sure a lockdown will hit Australia soon with the way things are going.”

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Hastings revealed on Twitter he was looking at flights –which have been severely disrupted – but has changed his mind.

“It’s frustrating and confusing being on the other side of the world with no family,” he said.

“I’ve made the decision to stay in the UK for now in fear of possibly passing it on to my mum or my grandad if I was to get it.”