SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: Russell Packer of the Tigers looks dejected after an Eels try during the round 6 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and Wests Tigers at Bankwest Stadium on April 22, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Wests Tigers prop Russell Packer could be set for a move back to the New Zealand Warriors on a loan deal.

The Warriors are suffering an injury crisis ahead of the season resumption and the former Kiwi international could provide some short term relief.

Packer played 110 games for the Warriors but is now plying his trade at the West Tigers.

Sydney Morning Herald writer Michael Chammas reported there had been discussions around Packer returning to the Warriors in the short-term.

“Packer is unlikely to be in the Tigers’ best 17 in the first round back, and the club believes he would benefit from a stint with the Warriors given there isn’t a lower-grade competition for him to improve his match fitness,” Chammas wrote on Monday.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Would be a great deal for both sides.
    Tigers can create themselves some cap space by letting Packer leave and Warriors get a decent player in a position they definitely need

    If it all works out for everybody maybe Packer finds some good form and makes the move back to NZ for good

  2. so the loan is for one month, he apparently is in rehab for the next 2 months… haha

    NZW is your proper home

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