Joey Lussick set to return to Super League

St Helens are said to be keen on a move for NRL hooker Joey Lussick, the Daily Mirror understands.

The 28-year-old has already had Super League experience, having moved to the UK at the back end of the 2018 season to join Salford Red Devils.

Brother of Darcy – who had spells at Toronto Wolfpack and Salford himself – Joey made a name for himself as one of the brightest hookers in Super League, helping to guide the Red Devils to a maiden Grand Final appearance in 2019.

Two-and-a-half years and 59 appearances later and Lussick had impressed enough to be signed by Parramatta Eels, where he debuted in the Eels’ loss to Manly in round 11 of the NRL 2021 season.

But, since then, the hooker has found chances at a premium and has registered just six appearances, prompting him to look elsewhere after only signing a one-year deal with Parramatta.

In step St Helens, who are in something of a rebuilding stage with the likes of Lachlan Coote, Kevin Naiqama and James Bentley moving on.

The Lancashire club has already moved fast to secure the services of Tongan centre/fullback Will Hopoate and it appears as though head coach Kristian Woolf is looking to tie up another overseas star in the form of Lussick.

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