Wigan Warriors star Jackson Hastings explained in an interview with Fox League Live that he still has something to prove in the NRL after his first spell in the competition and that if the right opportunity presents itself he will head back home to Australia.

The reigning Man of Steel is at the start of a two year deal with the Warriors but has a clause in his contract to be released should an offer come in from back home, and Hastings highlighted his motives for eventually wanting to go back to where his career started.

“I’ve got a two year deal at Wigan with a well publicised get out clause if an NRL club does come in,” he said.

“My biggest thing when I initially came over was to hurry back and prove everyone wrong without even achieving anything here, but on the back of what I’ve been able to do a few people have been in contact with my management.

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“The big thing for me is to go to a club where I’m going to help them and they’re going to help me, not going back just for the sake of it.

“I’m a way better player now than I was when I was first in the NRL so if the opportunity does arise and it’s the right club I’ll definitely take it.

“It’s definitely something I want to do, the NRL is the pinnacle. No one saw the best of Jackson Hastings whereas over here people have got to see that.”