Hastings extends Roosters deal


Jackson Hastings has signed a one-year extension with the Sydney Roosters, the club announced on Sunday.

One of the NRL club's youth products, the promising half has already played 19 games for the Roosters and will hope to add to that number in a big way after signing the new deal which will extend his stay at the club until at least the end of the 2017 season.

Hastings debuted for the club in round 26 of the 2014 season and has gone on to represent New South Wales at under-20 level.

The 20-year-old said he was delighted to be continuing with the Roosters.

"Since the day I joined the club, everyone's looked after me and I'm stoked to know that I'll continue to be part of the Roosters," he told the club's official website.

"I'm learning so much from [coach Trent Robinson] and all the coaching staff and I'm so happy to stay with the Roosters and work towards building my career here."

The club's recruitment manager, Peter O'Sullivan, was glad to have tied down one of the club's best young talents.

"Jackson is an instinctive half and showed when called on last season why he is one of the game's most promising young players," he said.

"There's no doubt that his maturity as a footballer is way beyond his years and we look forward to watching his continued development in the coming season."