The nib Newcastle Knights are pleased to announce the extensions of two bright young prospects in Tex Hoy and Jirah Momoisea.
Hoy, a local junior, has extended his contract until the end of season 2021.
Able to play in the halves or at fullback, the young gun completed his first pre-season with the NRL squad this year.
According to Elite Pathways Development Coach, Scott Dureau, Hoy is showing plenty of promise.
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“He came through our Harold Matts, SG Ball and 20s,” Dureau said.
“He’s extremely athletic, fast and agile. He’s a little x-factor type player.
“He can play fullback or five-eighth and has a lot of potential for the future.”
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Like Hoy, Momoisea has been promoted to a development deal for this season.
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The 21-year-old is signed until the end of 2020 and shaping up to be a force as a front rower.
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A product of St Pauls in Auckland, Momoisea joined the Knights last season and is thriving in the fulltime environment.
“He’s extremely strong,” Dureau said.
“He’s an athletic front rower, very powerful, good footwork. He’s been rewarded for his good performances with an upgraded development contract.”