New Hull FC signing Tex Hoy ‘unsure’ over Super League move

New Hull FC signing Tex Hoy has revealed that he had to be convinced by officials at the Black and Whites before he signed on the dotted line for 2023.

Hoy, just 23 years of age, has played and lived at Newcastle for his whole life and had to tap into the thoughts of former Knights players Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Sione Mata’utia and Luke Yates before making his mind up.

The livewire had, of course, the initial thought that he was ‘too young’ to make the move to the UK so early on his career.

“When my manager said there was an opportunity to go overseas I was a bit unsure and thought I was a little bit young for that. There is a bit of a perception with NRL players finishing their careers there so I thought of it and said ‘is that my career at the NRL done’,” Hoy told the Knights HQ podcast.

“When I spoke with those at Hull however they did well to sell the place and I thought it sounded better than I intentionally thought. It’s a big move to the other side of the world.

“I’ve spoken to Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Sione Mata’utia and Luke Yates and their experiences over there and they love it. Me talking to some of those boys helped me at ease.”

Whilst his mind has been put at ease with the move, Hoy has still revealed a number of stressful things that are yet to have been sorted.

“There’s a lot of stressful things to come with visas and finding a house unseen, cars but other than that I’m looking forward to it and play some footy.

“It was for me getting out of my comfort zone, I know the ins and outs in Newcastle and everyone knows me. I want to go over a couple of years and learn as a person.”

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