Salford Half Back has Jackson Hastings has signed a two year Marquee player deal at Wigan Warrirors.
The news was confirmed last night along with George Williams departure Canberra Raiders.
There is however a get out clause for Hastings if a NRL club comes in for 2021.
Wigan Warriors executive director Kris Radlinski said: “This a hugely significant signing for Wigan Warriors. In Jackson Hastings, we have secured the services of one of the most sought-after talents in the game, having fought off interest from around Super League and in the NRL. Jackson has a burning desire to win things in England and that ultimately lead to him joining us and turning down bigger money elsewhere.
“His attacking nous with ball-in-hand and his running game have lit up the Betfred Super League since he’s arrival in the UK in 2018. Furthermore, I believe his leadership and influence will play a big role for us in 2020 and beyond.
“Not only are we excited to see what he can bring to us on the pitch and on the training paddock, we are looking forward to seeing how Jackson immerses himself with the Wigan Warriors community and how he engages with our loyal fan-base as one of the league’s most recognisable and popular personalities.”
On his impeding move to the Warriors, Hastings said: : “Although I am looking forward to an exciting new chapter in my move to Wigan in 2020, I intend to finish my term on a good note with the Salford Red Devils, including all Members & Fans - many of whom have become friends of mine who I appreciate greatly.”
Can’t thank everyone involved with @WiganWarriorsRL enough for your support and kind messages. I’m looking forward to finishing the year as strong as we can!— George Williams (@George7Williams) July 8, 2019
But also very excited for the new challenge ahead next year at @RaidersCanberra !
Thanks again 👍🏼 https://t.co/F0bq7wEAl6
In a busy night for announcements Adrian Lam has signed a contract extension while centre Dan Sarginson will leave at the end of the season with Salford the most likely destination.
On leaving the Warriors, Dan Sarginson said: It has been a very special five years of my life playing for Wigan. The Club has pushed me to achieve things I never thought I could achieve. The two Grand Final wins will be hard to top and will be something that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I would like to thank everyone that’s been involved and adopting me as a fellow Wiganer.”