Hull FC have confirmed the signing of NRL playmaker Tex Hoy on a two-year deal from the 2023 Super League season.
The club have the option to extend by a further year.
Hoy can play in the halves and at full-back. The utility will make the switch from Newcastle Knights where he has made 23 appearances and scored three tries.
He made his debut in Round 3 of the 2020 NRL season against Penrith Panthers. He has made six appearances in the current season Down Under, scoring once.
Hoy becomes the club’s second signing for 2023. He will link up with Jake Trueman at the MKM Stadium, who will join from Castleford in 2023 on a three-year deal.
Manu Ma’u will leave the club to join Catalans Dragons at the end of the season.
Hodgson delighted to bring in Tex Hoy for 2023
Hull FC head coach, Brett Hodgson, added: “Tex is a natural footballer, with the ability to create opportunities with his brilliant footwork and passing game.
“He’s young and hungry to show that he can play consistently at this level; we’re really excited to have him on board for next season.
“Tex is a real creator off the back of what other people can do. He has that versatility being able to play in the halves or at full-back. In space, he is able to play a similar way to that of Jake Connor, where he can hit that right pass at the right time, as well as having a really strong running game with speed too.
“I’m excited to see what he can contribute in our spine next season alongside some excellent players.
“We should see some really exciting combinations in our team next season as we continue to build and shape our squad.”