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Hastings on why he turned down Wigan Warriors

Jackson Hastings (right) in  action for Sydney Roosters against St Helens in 2016's World Club Challenge
Jackson Hastings (right) in action for Sydney Roosters against St Helens in 2016's World Club Challenge

Jackson Hastings has turned down interest from Wigan and other clubs to stay at Salford for 2019.

And the Aussie halfback says it was an easy decision, despite being told he had better chances of winning silverware at the Warriors.

“In the end it was a pretty easy decision,” said Hastings. “I weighed up my options and I couldn’t see myself playing for anyone else over here.

“Everyone talks about, ‘You have to play for trophies’... nothing is ever guaranteed in rugby league so if I went to Wigan or a different club, you’re not guaranteed to do anything.”

Hastings says the support he has been given by Salford, and their fans, since arriving in the summer has “been a dream.”

Wigan showed interest in the ex-Sydney Roosters and Manly halfback after failing to land Lachlan Lam for 2019.

They had hoped the PNG international would join his dad Adrian at Wigan, but he is instead staying at Sydney Roosters.