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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    He has got an NRL get out clause I believe.
    Please let this be true

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    Maybe Hastings has really enjoyed the last month or two at Salford and realised that whilst it's a small club it can be a fun place to be if they're competing. He obviously has a good relationship with their fans and may have stood in the middle of the DW twice over the last 3 weeks and thought 'this isn't for me'.

    The visual problem Wigan have is that their ground is too big for them, and anything below 15,000 makes it look like the place is empty. That must be demoralising for players, and it must also resonate with opposition players as well. The lure of the Wigan brand, the history and the pay packet is all well and good, but this isn't Wigan in 1990 playing in front a packed Central Park, or even Wigan in 2010 playing infront of 15-16k at the JJB/DW. This is now a really dull Wigan side playing infront of an apathetic 11-12k in a ground that looks empty most weeks. Some players want a bit more than that given the options available to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_Claire View Post
    Multiple rumours doing the rounds already from what I can see. Seems he's made it clear that he'd rather be at Salford really, mutterings sbout funding from a bizarre source to keep him there, Moley tweeting that Brisbane want him next year. Might keep the off season more intersting than the obligatory kit thread....
    I think I would die laughing, but what a way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray77 View Post
    Maybe Hastings has really enjoyed the last month or two at Salford and realised that whilst it's a small club it can be a fun place to be if they're competing. He obviously has a good relationship with their fans and may have stood in the middle of the DW twice over the last 3 weeks and thought 'this isn't for me'.

    The visual problem Wigan have is that their ground is too big for them, and anything below 15,000 makes it look like the place is empty. That must be demoralising for players, and it must also resonate with opposition players as well. The lure of the Wigan brand, the history and the pay packet is all well and good, but this isn't Wigan in 1990 playing in front a packed Central Park, or even Wigan in 2010 playing infront of 15-16k at the JJB/DW. This is now a really dull Wigan side playing infront of an apathetic 11-12k in a ground that looks empty most weeks. Some players want a bit more than that given the options available to them.
    A very balanced set of comments, I’d like to add that he may be thinking he’s less likely to be at Wembley or Old Trafford again if he goes to Wigan. I read that his ultimate aim isn’t to have another crack at NRL (and his preference would be the Roosters where his dad played and he supported as a fan, who’ve also just retired Cronk......)

    He’s clearly matured and only 23 years old. He probably thought going to Wigan would put him in the shop window in Australia but a GF appearance and Man Of Steel has surely done that ahead of schedule at little ol’ Salford......
    Posted by paulscnthorpe
    Thompson made more metres than Isa, clubb, Byrne, partington, o loughlin, Powell and flower combined

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    And he only played 50 minutes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM25R View Post
    A very balanced set of comments, I’d like to add that he may be thinking he’s less likely to be at Wembley or Old Trafford again if he goes to Wigan. I read that his ultimate aim isn’t to have another crack at NRL (and his preference would be the Roosters where his dad played and he supported as a fan, who’ve also just retired Cronk......)

    He’s clearly matured and only 23 years old. He probably thought going to Wigan would put him in the shop window in Australia but a GF appearance and Man Of Steel has surely done that ahead of schedule at little ol’ Salford......
    I wonder if he may also fancy his chances of a SOO/Australia jersey too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_Claire View Post
    Multiple rumours doing the rounds already from what I can see. Seems he's made it clear that he'd rather be at Salford really, mutterings sbout funding from a bizarre source to keep him there, Moley tweeting that Brisbane want him next year. Might keep the off season more intersting than the obligatory kit thread....
    Quote Originally Posted by Tomsepho View Post
    Thats the problem signing a deal halfway through a season to move next season, you cannot be sure what they will be like, when he signed for next season Salford were not doing that well and Wigan looked to be improving, something that proved to be the opposite of what actually happened. Sometimes it is best to wait and consider your options, something i have no doubt Hastings is regretting, as Wigans pack is polarised in terms of age, they have some young players who may have potential but little experience and the old guard of SOL, Clubb, Flower and Farrell who are past it, there are no forwards in the prime of their career there. I bet Hastings is hoping an NRL team comes knocking so he can avoid playing in a goons team with a below average forward pack next year.
    It would be hilarious if Hastings doesnt end up going to Wigan.

    I think Josh Jones is another who may be wanting to reconsider his next move after the year hes had with Salford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    That would be hilarious after all the grief they gave us over Barba.
    and the Edwards debacle It'd be even more hilarious if he hadn't actually signed a contract, though I suspect he definitely will have.
    Last edited by Saint_Claire; 8th October 2019 at 12:17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Yellow Giraffe View Post
    It would be hilarious if Hastings doesn’t end up going to Wigan.

    I think Josh Jones is another who may be wanting to reconsider his next move after the year he’s had with Salford.
    I was thinking this watching the game the other night, there were about 4 of 5 key players for Salford who the commentators said were moving on after the match; they must be kicking themselves now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Yellow Giraffe View Post
    It would be hilarious if Hastings doesn’t end up going to Wigan.

    I think Josh Jones is another who may be wanting to reconsider his next move after the year he’s had with Salford.
    According to rumour JJ's wife doesn't want to move

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    I wonder if he may also fancy his chances of a SOO/Australia jersey too?
    Yes indeed, he mentions SOO quite regularly, saying that lots of players debut at 27-29 so he’s got time to grow into it....

    Let’s be blunt, you ain’t playing SOO if you’re in Superleague, no matti if you’re at Salford or Saints.
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    Thompson made more metres than Isa, clubb, Byrne, partington, o loughlin, Powell and flower combined

    Posted by SaintJon
    And he only played 50 minutes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM25R View Post
    Yes indeed, he mentions SOO quite regularly, saying that lots of players debut at 27-29 so he’s got time to grow into it....

    Let’s be blunt, you ain’t playing SOO if you’re in Superleague, no matti if you’re at Salford or Saints.
    That's what I was getting at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM25R View Post
    Yes indeed, he mentions SOO quite regularly, saying that lots of players debut at 27-29 so he’s got time to grow into it....

    Let’s be blunt, you ain’t playing SOO if you’re in Superleague, no matti if you’re at Salford or Saints.
    When he was on the SL podcast a couple of weeks ago he was quite open that he was going to do 12 months at Wigan and hope that an NRL side came in for him. I know you can't read too much into these things, and he may just have been trying to be respectful to Salford, but he didn't exactly sound excited about moving there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    I wonder if he may also fancy his chances of a SOO/Australia jersey too?
    If he plays for Great Britain then won't he be ineligible for Australia and NSW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_Claire View Post
    According to rumour JJ's wife doesn't want to move
    Isn't she the reason he gave up on Rugby Union with the Exeter Chiefs as she didnt like being away from home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintJon View Post
    If he plays for Great Britain then won't he be ineligible for Australia and NSW?
    I'm not sure about international, but I'm pretty sure he would still be available for SOO. In the main I think it is, in which state you have played most of your senior rugby. In Hastings case it would be NSW. I once read through the eligibility for SOO and it's a bit like War and Peace.

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    Has he actually signed for the dark side or is this another Edwards type situation?

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    A move to Wigan won't do his career any good. He's a guy that needs to be kept on the straight and narrow and the culture at that club means that's a tough ask.

    If he does manage to keep his head down and down well, he'll be off after a year anyway. Can't see it behind that beaten pack and I'm not sure George 'eye gouge' Burgess will add much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    Has he actually signed for the dark side or is this another Edwards type situation?
    her's hoping he has signed a contract and gets an NRL offer the night before the season starts. That's if he has got the NRL release clause posters have mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintJon View Post
    If he plays for Great Britain then won't he be ineligible for Australia and NSW?
    He'd still be eligible, GB aren't classed as a real international team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    Please let this be true

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    From what I've heard he has an nrl release clause after his first year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pyle View Post
    He'd still be eligible, GB aren't classed as a real international team
    Something wrong about being able to play for both GB and Australia

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