St Helens have announced the signing of Parramatta Eels hooker Joey Lussick on a three-year deal from the 2022 season.
He signed for the Eels from Salford Red Devils, where he scored 18 tries in 59 appearances for Ian Watson’s side. Whilst there, he helped the club reach the Super League Grand Final in 2019 and the Challenge Cup Final in 2020. Although they lost both games.
At the Eels, Lussick has made nine appearances so far this season, scoring three tries. He has also played for Manly in the NRL, scoring in his only appearance for them.
Reacting to the news, Lussick said:“I am really excited for the future ahead over at St Helens. The Saints have been the powerhouse team and the team to beat over the last few years, so I am really looking forward to being a part of that next season.
“I really enjoyed my time in England and St Helens won the year I was at Salford as well as the following year. They are going well again this season and I have seen nothing but strong performances. They have set the standard every week so I am looking forward to playing my part.”
Head Coach Kristian Woolf added:“Joey is a player who caught everyone’s attention playing for Salford. He showed how hard he competes and how he can find the try line at Salford and is a proven Super League player.
“We know we need competition for places and another player in the hooker position and we have done a lot of homework on Joey. He is exactly the type of player and person we want.
“He is now showing his talent in the NRL and has the core skills of a hooker including a great kicking game and a great ability to find the try line.”