Jackson Hastings WILL play for Great Britain this autumn

Drew Darbyshire

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Australian-born half-back Jackson Hastings is expected to tour the southern hemisphere with Great Britain this autumn.

The 23-year-old was not included in Wayne Bennett’s initial squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Hastings does indeed qualify to play for Great Britain though via his Plymouth-born grandmother, with Hastings proving his eligibility via paperwork to the Rugby Football League.

The former Manly Sea Eagles and Sydney Roosters star has been key for the Red Devils in Super League this term and is the favourite to win the 2019 Steve Prescott Man of Steel award.

Hastings is expected to join fellow Australian-born players Blake Austin and Lachlan Coote in Bennett’s Great Britain squad when it is announced on October 13.

The Lions will face New Zealand twice, Tonga and Papua New Guinea this autumn.

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