Hull FC’s two potential halfback signings for the 2023 Super League season

Hull FC are set to have two new halfbacks for the 2023 Super League season if reports are to believed.

Jake Trueman has been heavily linked with a move to Hull FC for the past month or so following the deadline for negotiations which ended on May 1.

The halfback has been at Castleford Tigers since the start of the 2017 Super League season – the year in which he debuted as a teenager – and has grown to be their number one playmaker in recent seasons.

However, with Trueman out of contract at the end of 2022, he has been linked with a move to the MKM Stadium with head coach Lee Radford previously confirming that he will not be at the Jungle in 2023.

And, Sky Sports pundit Brian Carney most recently revealed that the halfback was on his way to the Black and Whites live on TV.

With Trueman occupying one spot in the halves, the other is set to be 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 set to sign for Hull from 2023 onwards, according to the Daily Telegraph.

There will, however, be a clause included in his contract, according to the publication, that will allow him to stay in the NRL if another club comes in with a suitable offer.

Hoy has played just four 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.

The move is set to be given the go ahead by the Knights’ hierarchy given the fact that the club want Anthony Milford to stay beyond his current short-term deal which expires at the end of the season.

Milford had given a ‘handshake deal’ to Wayne Bennett at the Dolphins, but Hoy’s departure could allow the halfback to stay with Adam O’Brien’s side for longer.

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