Super League star set for immediate exit

This weekend we will see Wigan Warriors meet Hull KR at Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley Stadium after the other huge semi-final at Warrington Wolves’ Halliwell Jones Stadium between Leigh Leopards and St Helens.

This could be the game of a weekend which will see six semi-finals including the women’s semi-finals and the 1895 Cup semi-finals as well.

This is because it is a meeting between second and third in the league whilst Leigh remarkably go into the game above St Helens which no one would have predicted as the Leopards look to make good on the big talk from Derek Beaumont pre-season which most scoffed at.

However, to do so they will have to defeat the Super League and World Champions.

But in a boost for the Leopards the Saints will be without Mark Percival and James Roby through head knocks.

This will put the pressure on Joey Lussick but a story has been developing with the Sydney Morning Herald reporting that St Helens hooker Joey 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.

Saints have targeted Warrington’s Daryl Clark for 2024 as his replacement but would also have to work to replace Lussick.

That has now been achieved according to the Daily Telegraph allowing Parramatta to pull the trigger on their move for Lussick.

This is because, according to the Daily Telegraph, the Saints are set to sign Moses Mbye and allow Lussick to leave.

The Daily Telegraph has also reported that he 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.”