Salford Red Devils hooker Joey Lussick and his teammates will be treating Saturday’s Coral Challenge Cup Final against Leeds Rhinos as just another runout.
The 24-year-old scored the winning try against Warrington Wolves to seal Salford’s spot at Wembley, but the squad will not be getting carried away just yet.
Lussick said: “Big game on Saturday, but we’re just trying to treat it as normal as we can.
“Obviously there is the big reward at the end if we do win, but like I said, we’re just trying to keep everything normal, as if it’s another game.
“I’m just there doing my job as I would any other game. Watto (Ian Watson) and Moose (Lee Mossop) and the team – we all try to keep ourselves pretty level-headed.”
Lussick, however, is well aware of what a win this weekend would mean to all involved in the club, with Salford’s first Coral Challenge Cup Final appearance since 1969 coming on Saturday.
“We all know as a club, how much the team means to the people of Salford. We’re a big community club,” said Lussick.
“So, as much as we want to win for ourselves, we also want to win for all the people who have been there through the good times and the bad.”
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Lussick arrived at the AJ Bell Stadium in 2018 during the Super 8s Qualifiers, helping the Red Devils retain their place in the Betfred Super League.
The season after, Lussick played a pivotal part in the 2019 campaign that saw Salford reach the Grand Final. One year on, a Coral Challenge Cup Final awaits and the Australian wants to go one step further this time around.
“We made a massive achievement last year, but fell short at Old Trafford,” he said.
“A lot of people in our team have fallen short. A lot of people in our team have won some silverware.
“It comes down to you as a player and us as a team. That’s something we’re really focused on this year – that we really want to win some silverware.”
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