14 Mar 2015

Former Kiwi Packer closes in on return

12:54 pm on 14 March 2015

The errant former Kiwis league international Russell Packer has moved a step closer to returning to the sport after meeting with NRL officials.

Former Warriors prop Russell Packer, despite being in prison for assault, is on new Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett's palyer wish list.

Former Warriors prop Russell Packer. Photo: Photosport

The 25-year-old former Warrior was released from prison in January after serving a one-year term for assault and he has been involved in community engagement work with St George Illawarra.

But the NRL is unlikely to allow Packer to return to the game for several months.

NRL officials travelled to Wollongong earlier this week to meet with Packer and representatives from St George Illawarra.

The meeting was an opportunity for the club to notify the league about Packer's activities.

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