Salford bring in Lussick for 2021

Salford Red Devils have confirmed the signing of former Toronto Wolfpack prop forward Darcy Lussick.

The 31-year-old was already based in the UK, after joining Toronto in 2018 and helping them earn promotion to the Super League.

The forward has made over 100 NRL appearances for Parramatta Eels and Manly Sea Eagles.

He is the brother of Joey, who spent the last two years at Salford, before returning to Australia after the 2020 season.

Reacting to the news, he said: “I’m stoked to be joining Salford. My brother’s told me it’s a really family orientated club, where everyone’s close.

“I’ve lived in Salford for two years now. My house is two minutes from the ground and while I’ve been here, I’ve really noticed the city getting behind the Club. You go to the ground and you see how passionate the supporters are.

“I know a few of the of the boys already and I’m looking forward to playing with Lee Mossop in the front-row, after our time together at Parra (Parramatta Eels).”

Head coach Richard Marshall added: “Darcy’s exactly the kind of dominant front-rower we talked about bringing into the squad when I arrived.

“He’ll offer us another big, physical presence in the middle and like Elijah (Taylor), he’s another player whose experience at the highest level will benefit some of our younger forwards.

“He’s an aggressive competitor, who I am looking forward to working with. He’ll also be fresh, as he hasn’t played for a year after representing Toronto.”

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