Brett Hodgson seems determined to rejuvenate and galvanise his Hull FC side with big moves in the transfer market in the recent weeks.
Australian halfback Josh Reynolds left the East Yorkshire club with immediate effect a number of weeks ago after failing to impress in an 18-month spell at the club.
And, since then, head coach Brett Hodgson has been doing his best in the transfer market to bring in a halfback straightaway to replace him.
One of those names linked with the Black and Whites has been Newcastle Knights playmaker Tex Hoy.
Son of a surfing legend, Matt, Tex Hoy is a close family friend of the Johns brothers, with the rangy playmaker linked with an immediate move to the MKM Stadium.
Hoy has played just six games for the Knights in 2022 and has registered 21 games for Newcastle overall since debuting in 2020.
Still only 22 years of age, it would certainly be an indicator of Hull’s new policy of bringing through young players in a bid to freshen up Hodgson’s squad.
And, Newcastle Herald journalist Barry Toohey has confirmed in his paper column that a move is happening after a deal had looked dead in the water – though Hoy will be joining from 2023 onwards, not immediately.
“It’s been saved,” Toohey wrote.
“There were some initial doubts that it would go ahead when the Knights wouldn’t let him go but it’s been sorted. He’s committed to going over there for two years and it’s exactly what he needs. He’ll come back a much better player for it.”
That means that those names previously linked to the MKM Stadium including the likes of Brisbane Broncos’ Tyson Gamble and Canterbury Bulldogs’ Brandon Wakeham will not be joining, as Toohey confirmed on social media giant Twitter.
No Cabbage https://t.co/qRDgHKScL1
— Barry Toohey (@BarryToohey) July 15, 2022
Hodgson has already signed up Castleford Tigers halfback Jake Trueman for 2023 and beyond, though more signings are expected particularly with the current injury crisis at the club.