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Tex Hoy makes decision on Castleford Tigers future

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Castleford Tigers have confirmed that they have signed full-back Tex Hoy to a new deal that will keep him at the club beyond the current season.

Australian speedster Hoy joined Castleford on a deal until the end of the season after his release from Hull FC earlier in the year and he has impressed in his short time at The Jungle so far, racking up two tries in his five appearances.

He has gelled well in an electric backline comprising the Senior twins, Innes and Louis, and centres Sam Wood and Corey Hall, three of whom are signed beyond this season. Hoy now joins that trio after signing a new deal with Castleford Tigers.

His signing has been confirmed via the club’s website where it was confirmed that the Australian would be signing a two-year deal, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2026 season.

That signifies a huge piece of business for Castleford who have been retaining plenty of their young homegrown stars and they’ve now secured one of their overseas ones too.

Tex Hoy commits future to Castleford

Tex Hoy

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With Hoy only signing a deal until the end of the season when he joined the club back in April, his future remained unclear with a return to Australia a possibility.

However, today’s news confirms that he will be calling Wheldon Road home for the next two years with the club releasing a statement confirming his new deal.

It read: “Castleford Tigers are pleased to announce that Tex Hoy has signed a two-year deal with the club, keeping him at The Jungle until the end of 2026!

“Hoy joined the club after leaving Hull FC in April. He made an immediate impact getting two assists on debut and has already opened his account when it comes to tries, scoring against Leigh and his former club, Hull FC.”

Hoy’s release from Hull FC came alongside fellow overseas recruit Nu Brown with the Kiwi international returning to the NRL, whilst Hoy opted to remain in England and was picked up by Castleford after their release of Albert Vete.

Tigers sign up “fans’ favourite”

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As part of Castleford’s announcement statement confirming the arrival of Tex Hoy, the club’s Director of Rugby Danny Wilson spoke on how significant the deal to land the 24-year-old is.

He explained: “We’re really happy to keep him. You can see in the first few games what Tex is capable of. He brings excitement to what we can do in attack.

“The coaches have been really happy with how he has settled in and I think he quickly became a fans’ favourite so we set about getting that deal done as quickly as possible. There is still a lot of growth in Tex.

“A lot of it is just making sure that is happy around the place and I think his committing to us shows that. What we’re trying to build here is something he wants to be part of so pleased with it.”

“As we say all the time we want the same, to keep improving the squad and he did that when he came in. You’ve got to score points to win games. He brings that section to our attack and our shifts and attacking structures.”

Hoy’s next task will see him take on Challenge Cup winners Wigan Warriors this Friday night.

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