Jackson Hastings to link up with Salford

Jackson Hastings is set to make a switch to Super League with Salford on a short-term deal.

The 22-year-old was released by Manly Sea Eagles last week due to an alleged clash with captain Daly Cherry-Evans and other team-mates.

A short-term deal with Salford Red Devils is his most likely move, with the transfer set to be complete in the coming days.

Huddersfield Giants were favourites to sign Hastings but pulled out of the deal on the weekend after becoming frustrated over lack of contact by Hastings and his representatives.

Giants coach Simon Woolford said: “We’ve been holding out for a ‘yes’ from Jackson’s manager for around a month now and we couldn’t let it drift on any longer so we set a deadline of Wednesday after which we said we’d move on, which we have.”

Love Rugby League understands that Salford have won the race to sign the half-back. It is expected that Hastings’ deal will be until the end of the season.

Hastings has made 47 NRL appearances for Sydney Roosters and Manly.

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