Hull FC receive Jed Cartwright visa boost with potential debut date set

New Hull FC signing Jed Cartwright in action for South Sydney.
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New Hull FC signing Jed Cartwright has had his visa approved and will fly out to the UK at the end of the week. The 27-year-old has signed an 18-month deal with the Black and Whites and will now fight for a place in Simon Grix's side for the second half of the season.

Cartwright will be in contention to make his Hull debut against Warrington Wolves at the MKM Stadium on June 22, with the Australian forward adding some welcome depth and competition to the back row position. He signs from NRL outfit Newcastle Knights, where he played three times after joining from South Sydney Rabbitohs ahead of the 2024 season. He featured 30 times for the Bunnies after making his debut for Penrith Panthers back in 2019.

He is the son of incoming head coach John Cartwright, who also made his name at the Panthers in the 80s and 90s and has signed a three-year deal with Hull from 2025. Jed, meanwhile, stands at 6ft 4ins and weighs over 100 kg. He also has over 50 games of New South Wales Cup experience to his name.

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Cartwright was one of two mid-season quota signings to fill the void left by Tex Hoy and Fa'amanu Brown's departures in April, with the other player being Treigh Stewart. However, the club have terminated Stewart's contract with the Papua New Guinea full-back now under investigation following a 'domestic violence' allegation back in Australia.

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