It’s been an impressive year for Jackson Hastings, after the young gun playmaker was given some opportunities to flex his muscles and did just that.
After a string of impressive performances in the Holden Cup to start the 2015 season, Hastings was called into first grade in Round 9 against the Wests Tigers.
He provided a spark off the bench, taking Captain Jake Friend’s place on the field at dummy-half when he went off for a breather.
He kept his spot on the bench over the next few weeks, until he was given his first opportunity to start in the halves for the Roosters.
As Captain Mitchell Pearce was unavailable to play due to his selection in State Of Origin, Hastings would start his first game in Round 14 against the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium.
In an impressive starting debut, Hasting made 22 tackles, 5 hit-ups for 50 metres and had 1 try assist.
When Mitchell Pearce went down injured against the Broncos in Round 24, Hastings stepped in and stepped up to help guide the Roosters to a tough win.
He started at halfback for the next four games, three of them being winning efforts.
With the departure of James Maloney, Hastings will be working towards cementing his spot in the halves next season alongside Captain Mitchell Pearce after an impressive year from the 19 year old.
Played - 14 | Tries - 1 | Tackles – 179 | Try assists –2 | Running Metres – 246
SEMI FINAL – vs Bulldogs | Tackles – 22 | Try-Assists – 2 | Running Metres – 22 | Runs – 2