‌Manly utility Jackson Hastings says he learned a lot from a tough final year at the Roosters and has taken a more professional approach to his football – which he says has also come with a complete attitude adjustment.

The 21-year-old takes full responsibility for not making the best of his chances at the Roosters, admitting things probably came a bit too easy when he first swept into first grade as a highly-touted 18-year-old.

However his final year at Bondi – tasked with guiding a struggling team around minus its senior half (Mitch Pearce was suspended for the opening eight rounds) alongside an even younger halves partner in Jayden Nikorima plus a rookie fullback in Latrell Mitchell – was a monumental challenge.

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