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Castleford Tigers confirm Tex Hoy signing

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Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of former Hull FC man Tex Hoy.

The Tigers have been desperate for signings over the past few weeks but a lack of quota spots and a difficult transfer market has made it hard for them to bring in any bodies.

They have now announced that they’ve managed to sign former Hull FC man Tex Hoy until the end of the season with the 24-year-old having been released from the Black and Whites last week.

Castleford Tigers confirmed the news with a statement on their website.

It read: “Castleford Tigers can confirm the signing of 24-year-old Tex Hoy until the end of the season.

“Hoy recently left Hull FC by mutual consent, and has been looking for a club since his departure.

“After playing 29 games in the NRL for the Newcastle Knights between 2020 and 2022, Hoy departed for pastures new and signed for Hull FC in 2023.

“Since joining the Black and Whites, Hoy made 24 appearances, scoring 4 tries, kicking 3 goals.

“Hoy fills the quota spot at Castleford vacated by Albert Vete who left the club by mutual consent.”

Castleford Tiger sign Tex Hoy until the end of the season

Tex Hoy of Hull FC passes the ball.

Credit: Imago Images

The signing of Hoy is a major move for Castleford with the Australian able to play in the halves or at the more natural full-back position, Cas currently deploying centre Jack Broadbent in the number one role.

Following Albert Vete’s release yesterday, Craig Lingard’s side have been able to make the move for Hoy which is something that Craig Lingard had previously explained was an impossible move.

Asked recently about signing Hoy, Lingard stated: No he’s not, no. Well currently at the minute, we’ve got no quota space available anyway so that’s not one that we can seriously consider at the minute, even if we wanted to fully pursue it so we’d have to get rid of somebody in order for us to do that one.”

After today’s announcement, Director of Rugby Danny Wilson added: “We are always looking at improving the squad and we feel Tex coming in does just that. He has some real quality and has a point to prove in the Super League.

“Bringing in Tex gives some healthy competition at fullback.”

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