Knights sign Russell Packer
Wednesday 2 October 2013 9:32 AM
Prop Russell Packer will join the Newcastle Knights from season 2014 after signing a four-year contract with the Club.
Since making his NRL debut in 2008, Packer has played 110 games for the Warriors as well as two Tests for the Kiwis.
“We are excited to bring Russell Packer to the Club, he will certainly add power and a real point of difference to our team,” CEO Matt Gidley said.
“Russell is a young Kiwi international and will compliment our current front row stocks. His addition to our squad will also bring further confidence to the team."
The 23-year-old, who was released from the final year of his contract at the Warriors, is pleased to be joining the Knights.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Warriors since joining the Club in 2007 but to have the opportunity to play at the Knights and to be coached by Wayne Bennett is special,” Packer said on Wednesday.
“I look forward to joining the Knights in the pre-season and assisting the Knights’ premiership ambitions.”
Packer and his young family will relocate to Newcastle in time for the start of pre-season in November.