NRL star released to make Super League move

The likes of Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull KR and Castleford Tigers have all been wrapped up in transfer stories lately.

Now one Super League target has been released to allow him to make the immediate move to the Betfred Super League.

This comes as a number of clubs work hard to get signings over the line before the August 4th deadline.

The player released is St George Illawarra Dragons’ Moses Mbye.

“There has been an opportunity come up for Moses which we are supportive of,” said Dragons General Manager of Football Ben Haran.

“It gives him a chance to further his career and is a great opportunity for him and his young family.

“He’s been a wonderful servant of the game for a long period of time and we wish him all the best in the nest phase of his career and thank him for his contribution to the Dragons over the past two seasons.”

The versatile Mbye is headed to St Helens. He can play across the backline but also at hooker which is why the Saints have drafted him.

This is because confirmed that an agreement has been reached with an NRL club – the Parramatta Eels – for an undisclosed transfer fee which will see Joey Lussick return home to Australia and leave Saints immediately.

As revealed by Head Coach Paul Wellens following the Saints’ Challenge Cup Semi-Final defeat to Leigh Leopards, the hooker has played his final game for St. Helens, and he leaves with the best wishes of everyone at the Club.

The Saints have been working on a suitable replacement for Lussick to join the squad immediately this being Mbye.

In his time at the Totally Wicked Stadium, Lussick helped the Red V secure the League Leaders’ Shield and the Super League title at Old Trafford in his first season, and earlier this year was part of the team that made history by beating Penrith Panthers to win the World Club Challenge.

Despite having the rest of this and next season to run on his contract, Lussick now returns home to Australia to join an NRL club.

Lussick leaves the Club having made 52 match appearances, scoring 11 tries and kicking 7 goals.