He has performed well in the absence of Reed Mahoney for the Parramatta Eels but a new challenge awaits for Joey Lussick with St Helens.

The likely job security of three years was enough to coax him to the successful English side.

The Super League is not foreign to him, with Lussick having previously played for the Salford Devils.

During his time there, he played in 59 games and scored 18 tries.

Lussick, who is the younger brother of another NRL player in Darcy Lussick, says he is excited for the future with St Helens.

I am really excited for the future ahead over at St Helens,” Lussick said.

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.”

Lussick knows how potent St Helens are having played against them in the 2019 Super League grand final.

Departing Parramatta Eels hooker Joey Lussick

He is grateful to now have the chance to join them on their quest for further glory.

“I really enjoyed my time in England and St Helens won the year I was at Salford as well as the following year,” Lussick continued.

“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.”

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf believes Lussick is the sort of player the club needs and showered with praise.

“Joey is a player who caught everyone’s attention playing for Salford,” Woolf said.

“He showed how hard he competes and how he can find the try line at Salford and is a proven Super League player.”

Signing Lussick will provide some stiff competition for the hooker role and a likely replacement for star James Roby soon.

“We know we need competition for places and another player in the hooker position and we have done a lot of homework on Joey,” Woolf continued.

“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.”

Joey Lussick during his days at Salford

By ricky

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