Kevin Hastings

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Nickname(s)
Horrie
Born
Saturday, 5th January, 1957
Current Age
67 years and 59 days
Place Of Birth
Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Halfback Of The Year
1980, 1981, 1982
RLW Player of the Year
1980, 1981, 1982
Rothmans Medal
1981

Known Family Links

Son
Jackson Hastings

Biography

Easts halfback garnered almost every major individual award in the early 1980s except the personal satisfaction of a Test jersey. Hastings won the Rothmans Medal in 1981 and was voted Player of the Year by Rugby League Week in three consecutive years (1980-82) but was constantly overlooked for rep selection. A member of the Easts side that lost to Canterbury in the 1980 grand final, his sole appearance for NSW was as a reserve in 1983. Hastings was also runner-up in the 'Dally M' Player of the Year award in 1980-82 but was a shock omission from the 1982 Kangaroo Tour. He continued to be a standout performer for the Roosters in the week-to-week grind of Sydney club football but his career wound down after being sidelined for 10 months after breaking his arm during the 1985 season. The first Easts clubman to play 200 first grade games, Hastings was alternatively playing hooker and lock when he left the club in 1987 to coach on the Central Coast.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 234 50 56   17 286 124 102 8 52.99% List
NRL Finals 11 3 -   2 11 4 7 0 36.36% List
National Panasonic Cup 6 7 1   7 31 4 2 0 66.67% List
State of Origin 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
English Championship 18 - -   1 1 4 13 1 22.22% List
Lancashire Cup 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Regal Trophy 3 1 -   - 4 2 1 0 66.67% List
Challenge Cup 1 - -   1 1 0 1 0 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City Seconds 1981 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW 1983 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall1981-1983 2 0 0   0 - 1 1 0 50.00% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1976 6 2 -   - 6 3 3 0 50.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1977 18 3 -   - 9 11 7 0 61.11% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1978 22 10 -   - 30 13 9 0 59.09% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1979 22 5 4   - 23 9 12 1 40.91% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1980 25 9 24   1 76 15 8 2 60.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1981 24 8 12   1 49 16 8 0 66.67% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1982 27 6 3   4 28 17 8 2 62.96% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1983 26 6 10   5 49 13 12 1 50.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1984 19 1 3   - 10 4 15 0 21.05% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1985 9 - -   - - 5 3 1 55.56% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1986 23 - -   3 3 10 13 0 43.48% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1987 13 - -   3 3 8 4 1 61.54% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1976-87 234 50 56   17 286 124 102 8 52.99% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Barrow 1986/87 23 1 -   2 6 6 16 1 26.09% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Barrow 1986 23 1 -   2 6 6 16 1 26.09% List

Your Say

  • Paul Carter
    10/06/2011

    Hastings won numerous awards during his playing career.In the 1978 he was the Superstar player of the Series in the Amco Cup.He was Rugby league Week player of the Year in 1980,1981 and 1982.He was Dally M Halfback of the Year in1980,1981 and 1982 as well as being the Runner-up in the Dally Ms in all 3 of those Years.He won the Rothmans Medal in 1981.Also in 1983 when playing for Eastern Suburbs.Hastings got a 10 in Rugby League Week.It came after Eastern Suburbs 17-0 win over Penrith at Penrith Park on April 3.

  • Crowie
    14/04/2012

    LEGEND

  • Joe Lo Giudice
    02/06/2012

    For Horrie it was hard for him to come into the representative light as he had to contest with the like/s of Tommy Raudonikos, Steve Mortimor and Peter Sterling. He was a true Clubman for The Roosters. Amazingly, He has never been asked by Easts/Sydney Roosters if he would be interested in some kind of coaching or training role at The Club. Some time ago I did get in touch with him by Linked-In to ask if Roosters made an offer what would he do. In his true hearted honesty he said that He would leave The USA tomorrow to have involvement with The Roosters.

  • John REA
    19/04/2015

    KEV,another pound for pound great ! use to see him at easts leagues and always had time for a chat, THANKS KEV for all the years of such entertaining football m8,YOU are an EASTS LEGEND !

  • GLENN TAYLOR
    19/04/2015

    fantastic player for barrow rlfc.to be honest he was far too clever for the players in that particular team.because he played for eastern suburbs i have always followed their fortunes up to the present day [sydney roosters].

  • Anonymous
    05/06/2017

    Even in 2017 you see supporters wearing old Roosters Jerseys with number 7 - Kevin Hastings on the back.
    Loyalty to the Roosters cost him a representative career, in hindsight he should have moved on to Manly with Boustead, Gurr and Cleal.
    Still extremely fit, working as PT and won the "Toughest Competitor Alive" event in 2015

  • K cleary
    28/07/2017

    Hasting just one of the best for rooster , 50 years Roller

  • Glen richards
    06/01/2018

    Hes allways been my favorite player.
    Been a roosters supporter for 38 years.
    Hastings no 1
    Fittler no 2
    Ryan cross 3
    My favourites. In order.

  • Glen richards
    13/09/2018

    Im in my 50s now.
    But have been a roosters man since i was 13.
    Keven hastings was a great player.
    In his prime i couldnt pick who was a better half him or peter sterling. But both were better than steve mortimer.
    I just wish he played in the same life as brad fittler .
    These two in the halfs wouldve been great.

  • Doug wade
    12/01/2020

    Best club player played his heart out not like to day chaseing dollars went to brookvale in 1987 to watch him but he had a broken arm

  • H
    27/09/2021

    Having met him in his younger days found him to be a gentleman as well as a very talented football player. I can see where his son Jackson gets his talent and ability from. An unsung Rooster who should be recognised for his contribution to the Roosters and Rugby League.

  • Anonymous
    09/02/2022

    Legend has it that Hastings was given the nickname Horrie by Bill O’Reilly. Hasting’s nickname at school was Harry kind of a play on his dad’s name Howard (HH) His old schoolmates would chant “Harry” from the Sports Ground Hill maybe that’s what O’Reilly misheard.

  • Ed
    01/01/2024

    Played country football for Woy Woy, Berry-Shoalhaven and Dapto.

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Contributions: Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Greg Fiveash, Rugby League Tables, Paul Carter, Alan Katzmann, AJ Lucantonio, Steven Russo, Michael Borg, Bill Bates

Sources: Match Video, Newspapers, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1987-88, Irvin Saxton's Record Keepers' Club, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1987-88