Jai Field - Behind the Athlete podcast

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nathan_rugby
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Jai Field - Behind the Athlete podcast

Post by nathan_rugby » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:15 am

Hastings has done a new podcast with Jai Field, its worth a listen.

Some key takeaways below.

- Spent 6 months unpaid, doing 3 hour round trips with a team back in Aus Training to make a name for himself - Good sign of his attitude and commitment

- Leeds nearly signed him in 2020 but there wasn't a quota spot available due to issues with Rhys Martin's PNG passport

- Leeds again nearly signed him in 2021 but Wigan came in at the last minute. Sounds like a combination of a better deal and the influence of Lam, French, Hastings.

- He is still undecided on his favourite / best position. Split 50/50 on Fullback and playing stand-off but only when the stand-off is a second receiver and the team do not play split halves. Its all about the opportunity to use his speed, agility, run in space etc

- His intention at Wigan are to make a name for himself and play week in week out.

- Signed a 2 year deal and it sounds like he will probably go back to Aus after that deal. Early doors and he may decide to extend if he enjoys it / he can only return home if a club actually wants him.
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