Brett Hodgson confirms Hull FC interest in NRL ace Tex Hoy

Tex Hoy

Hull FC coach Brett Hodgson has addressed the speculation linking his side to Newcastle Knights utility back Tex Hoy.

The 22-year-old has been rumoured to be a target for the club following the mid-season release of half-back Josh Reynolds. 

Hodgson says he’s a fan of the player but signing him is still “50/50” with ongoing conversations within the club.

Hoy made his NRL debut in 2020 with home club Newcastle Knights and is comfortable at both full-back and in the halves. To date, he has made 21 appearances in the NRL, crossing for three tries. However, he sits behind Kalyn Ponga in the pecking order at the club which could see a move to Super League for regular game time.

Brett Hodgson confirms interest in Tex Hoy

Speaking during his pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Hodgson was asked about the speculation.

Hodgson said: “We like him. Obviously it’s come out (to the public). He’s in a situation at the moment where Kalyn Ponga at Newcastle is out with concussion so I believe he’s been named this weekend (to face Gold Coast Titans).

“I do like him as a player, but time will tell whether or not that happens.”

Asked whether it’s an achievable signing, Hodgson responded:  “It’s tough to call. It’s 50/50 if I’m brutally honest.

“There’s a number of factors. Whether or not it happens with his us and his management, we’ll see how it goes.

“I like a number of things. He can cover a number of positions. He’s got speed and we lack speed across the board at certain times. But again, he’s just one player of many that we’re having conversations about.”

Hull will look to return to winning ways this weekend when they host Leeds on Saturday.

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