He is the New Zealand Warriors’ main target and the most sought-after halfback in both hemispheres.
But in another blow to the struggling Warriors, rising star Jackson Hastings is set to reject the Kiwi club for 2021.
Hastings has a get-out clause with his English club Wigan and is certain to take it up next season.
But a source close to Hastings has told Wide World of Sports that the son of Roosters legend Kevin ‘Horrie’ Hastings won’t be joining the Warriors – even though they are certain to offer him more money than any other club.
“He wants to come back to Australia, preferably to a strong club,” the source said.
“It won’t be the Warriors.”
The Bulldogs are also keen on Hastings, but may re-sign back-to-form halfback Kieran Foran instead.
Ravaged by injury in recent seasons, Foran looked a spent force before COVID-19.
But he has worked hard on his body and looked good since the game resumed, putting forward his case for a new deal with his performances on the field.
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