INJURY UPDATE: Trio on target

Injured players Manu Vatuvei (pictured), Russell Packer and Pita Godinet are in contention for selection again this weekend. Photo: PHOTOSPORT


Vatuvei (shin), Packer (hamstring) and Godinet (knee) have all been out of action recently.


Vatuvei was forced off the field in the home win against Brisbane on June 30 and was then ruled out of lining up against South Sydney in Perth on July 7.


After initially having an ankle injury Packer picked up a hamstring complaint which kept him out of the Brisbane and South Sydney matches.


Vatuvei and Packer are in line to return in Friday nights 19th-round NRL clash against Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.


Godinet has been out with a medial ligament strain since the Auckland Vulcans 18-20 New South Wales Cup loss to Wests Tigers on June 22 but is set to make his return for Saturdays encounter with Newtown at Henson Park. The Vulcans are sixth on the ladder, the Jets fifth.


The current injury status report is:


Pita Godinet knee (back for round 19)

Russell Packer hamstring (back for round 19)

Manu Vatuvei shin (back for round 19)

Ben Henry knee (out for season)

Sione Lousi knee (out for season)

Steve Rapira knee (out for season)