Tex Hoy makes Castleford Tigers future decision after short-term stint

Castleford Tigers have confirmed the permanent signing of Tex Hoy after the fullback signed a two-year deal with the club. The Australian fullback has agreed to commit his long-term future to the club, having initially signed for the club on a short-term deal.

Hoy arrived at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle after leaving Hull FC during the early stages of the season. He has made an early impact, scoring two tries in his first five games, including one against the Black and Whites.

Those performances have secured him a contract with the club beyond the end of the year in what is the Tigers' latest significant piece of recruitment.

“We’re really happy to keep him," the club's Director of Rugby & Operations, Danny Wilson, said of the former NRL speedster. "You can see in the first few games what Tex is capable of. He brings excitement to what we can do in attack. The coaches have been really happy with how he has settled in and I think he quickly became a fans’ favourite so we set about getting that deal done as quickly as we could.

"There is still a lot of growth in Tex. A lot of it is just making sure that is happy around the place and I think his committing to us shows that. What we're trying to build here is something he wants to be part of so pleased with it.

“As we have said all the time we want the same, to keep improving the squad and he did that when he came in. You’ve got to score points to win games. He brings that section to our attack and our shifts and attacking structures.”

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