NRL star set to appeal jail term after a drunken incident in Sydney last year .
New Zealand rugby league prop Russell Packer was Monday jailed for two years in Australia after pleading guilty to a drunken assault in Sydney last year.
Packer, who recently signed to play with the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League after more than 100 appearances for the New Zealand Warriors, was charged after a fight in the city centre in November.
Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court heard that he punched a man in the face multiple times and stamped on his head as he lay on the ground.
The assault left the victim unconscious and with a fractured eye socket.
Packer, 24, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm and failing to leave a venue.
His lawyers indicted that they would appeal, reports said.