Jackson Hastings

The NRL’s oldest rivalry will be lit up by one of its brightest young stars, with 18-year-old prodigy Jackson Hastings to make his debut before a huge final round crowd at Allianz Stadium.

While he was not named in the 17 on Tuesday, Hastings will start from the bench in place of Heath L’Estrange, who has been struggling with a knee injury.

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The former Australian Schoolboy gets his opportunity because of an horrific scare for Jake Friend last weekend.

The Illawarra junior signed with the Sydney Roosters last year after a spirited contractual battle involving the St George Illawarra Dragons, Newcastle Knights and North Queensland Cowboys.

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