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Wigan pour cold water on Hastings talks

8th December 2019, 18:32 by Dan McCarthy

Wigan Warriors have rejected speculation that Jackson Hastings might not join the club for the 2020 season.

The half-back shone for Salford Red Devils last season and was instrumental in helping them reach their first-ever Super League Grand Final.

He impressed enough to win the prestigious Man of Steel award at the end of last season.

Salford ultimately lost the Grand Final against St Helens and Wigan swooped in to sign the Great Britain international.

However, reports surfaced over the weekend suggesting the 23-year-old was having second thoughts over his move, having agreed a two-year-deal ahead of the 2020 season.

Wigan though, have strongly denied those reports and say he will be joining up.

The club issued a statement to say: "Wigan Warriors are looking forward to welcoming Jackson Hastings to pre-season training later this month (December).

"As one of Wigan's international contingent, he is currently on an extended break following the Great Britain Rugby League Lions tour and the Club are looking forward to welcoming him to Wigan ahead of the 2020 Betfred Super League season."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Dan McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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