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Knights sack Packer

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SYDNEY - The Newcastle Knights have sacked new recruit Russell Packer after the NRL player was sentenced to two years' jail for a drunken assault.

The club issued a statement yesterday saying Packer had been formally advised his contract had been terminated, effective immediately.

The former Warriors prop had only recently moved to Newcastle ahead of the 2014 season on a three-year deal.