Darcy Lussick joins Salford


Salford have signed prop Darcy Lussick on a one-year contract.

The 31-year-old Australian made more than 100 NRL appearances for Parramatta Eels and Manly Sea Eagles before joining Toronto Wolfpack in 2018.

Lussick, who is the brother of former Salford hooker Joey, will link up with the Red Devils for 2021.

Lussick said: “I’m stoked to be joining Salford. My brother’s (Joey Lussick) told me it’s a really family orientated club, where everyone’s close.

“I’ve lived in Salford for two years now. My house is two minutes from the ground and while I’ve been here, I’ve really noticed the city getting behind the club. You go to the ground and you see how passionate the supporters are.

“I know a few of the of the boys already and I’m looking forward to playing with Lee Mossop in the front-row after our time together at Parra (Parramatta Eels).

“Speaking to Rich (Richard Marshall), I’m going to try and lead in a positive way too, through my actions.”

Salford coach Richard Marshall said: “Darcy’s exactly the kind of dominant front-rower we talked about bringing into the squad when I arrived.

“He’ll offer us another big, physical presence in the middle and like Elijah (Taylor), he’s another player whose experience at the highest level will benefit some of our younger forwards.

“He’s an aggressive competitor, who I am looking forward to working with. He’ll also be fresh, as he hasn’t played for a year after representing Toronto.

“After speaking to him, he will be working extra hard in training to get back up to speed.”

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