3 Apr 2017

Kiwis winger signs on for three more years

3:02 pm on 3 April 2017

The Kiwis winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has signed a new three-year deal with NRL club Penrith.

Watene-Zelezniak has been an integral part of their backline since making his first grade debut in 2014, and made his international debut with New Zealand last year.

The 21-year-old said it was a straightforward decision to remain with Penrith.

"The decision to re-sign with the Panthers was an easy one to make," Watene- Zelezniak said.

Jason Taumalolo and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (right)

Jason Taumalolo and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (right) Photo: Photosport

"Penrith has been my home since I was a kid and it has always been my dream to play first grade for the Panthers.

"I consider myself very lucky to be able to live that dream at such a fantastic club."

Watene-Zelezniak's commitment leaves only a handful of their first-choice 17 off-contract at the end of the year, including Dean Whare, Sitaleki Akauola and Viliame Kikau.

The Panthers sit eighth on the competition with two wins from their opening five games after going down swinging in their most recent match against Melbourne on Saturday.