NRL star set for immediate Super League move – here’s why

Though Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors have made signings for 2024, the likes of Warrington Wolves, Hull KR, Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity have been busy making signings for the here and now.

The deadline to complete this business is the 4th August. Any signing made after that day will be unable to feature in the 2023 season which is why we have seen so much frantic business from Super League sides.

Warrington this week eased their injury woes by signing Jordy Crowther from Wakefield Trinity who have recently signed Hull FC star Josh Griffin in the midst of his suspension.

Hull KR have made their big move for the end of season push signing Brad Schneider for the rest of the season whilst Castleford Tigers shocked a few with a double signing yesterday but coming out of the blue is a move from St Helens.

Champions St Helens may also be set to act in the transfer market and according to the Daily Telegraph they are set to sign Moses Mbye from St George Illawarra Dragons.

The versatile NRL star has been shopped around clubs for a long time and is set to make the move to St Helens to replace Joey Lussick.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that St Helens hooker Lussick is being targeted by former club the Parramatta Eels.

The Eels want to bring in the hooker immediately to ease their injury woes.

This comes as former Hull KR hooker Josh Hodgson deals with an injury of his own having made the move from Canberra Raiders last year having missed his last year through injury.

St Helens have targeted Warrington’s Daryl Clark for 2024 as his replacement and are now set to replace Lussick with Mbye.

The Daily Telegraph in Australia reported yesterday that Lussick has begun negotiations with the Eels for an immediate move which will also include a contract for the 2024 season as well.

They reported:

“Eels officials are in negotiations to bring Australian schoolboys hooker Joey Lussick back to the club.

“Parramatta powerbrokers are hoping to strike a deal within the next 72 hours. The offer would also include a contract for 2024.

“Lussick, 27, played nine NRL games with the Eels in 2021 before signing with the English Super League giants, St Helens.

“His familiarity with the Eels system, the players and the coaching staff is a major lure for Parramatta to try and drop Lussick immediately back into the club’s first grade side.”