CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Jackson Hastings of the Eagles in action during the round eight NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Manly Sea Eagles at GIO Stadium on April 21, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

The Salord Red Devils have signed former Roosters and Sea Eagles half-back Jackson Hastings for the remainder of the season.

The 22-year old was released by Manly last month and must await final visa clearance before he can join the Red Devils.

Salford’s director of rugby Ian Blease said Hastings would be a monumental addition to the club.

“Jackson is a signing that should rightly excite everybody in the city. He is an exciting match-winner and will slot into our set-up perfectly at this crucial time,” Blease told

“A huge amount of hard-work behind the scenes has gone into making this happen over the past few months and we are delighted to get it over the line. Opportunities to sign players this talented do not come along too often and it speaks volumes that we have beaten off some serious competition for his signature.

“I’d like to thank the player’s agent for all his help as well as Marwan Koukash who has honoured his pledge to support the club with the acquisition of a player.”

The Red Devils’ head coach Ian Watson said Hastings would inn an important role for the team.

“Obviously there were numerous Super League clubs chasing him and we are delighted he has chosen to come to us. Hopefully together we can restart Jackson’s first grade career,” he told

“He has been the guy we have been missing in terms of organisation and kicking game. He’s looking forward to getting over here and getting stuck in.”

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