Season Review: Tex Hoy

2019 was a break-out season for Tex Hoy.

The 19-year-old was a constant highlight at full-back in a tough season for the Cup side, scoring seven tries.

With deceiving strength, football smarts and speed to burn, Hoy was comfortable putting in huge performances at fullback, centre and in the halves.

Hoy started the year well in reserve grade, before being dropped back to Jersey Flegg. Hoy’s response was exquisite, showing incredible form in Flegg that saw him promoted back into Canterbury Cup and earning a first-grade development contract before the June 30 deadline.

Hoy was a constant threat to opposition defenders, chalking up ten line-breaks and 72 tackle breaks, while also averaging well over 120 metres per game.

The 19-year-old also earned a start for New South Wales in their under 20s State of Origin side.

With a full pre-season ahead of him as a development player, Hoy could be set for an NRL debut in 2020 should his form stay consistent.