He may not be the Watene-Zelezniak you’re familiar with, but he might be the Watene-Zelezniak the Tigers need right now.
According to Fox reporter James Hooper, Panthers reserve winger, and brother of Kiwi Test star Dallin, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak is set to be released immediately by the Panthers, in order to take up a deal with Wests.
Watene-Zelezniak made his first grade debut this month, after a group of Penrith stars were dropped to reserve grade for missing curfew. Evidently that performance impressed Tigers scouts, with the club keen to bring the winger to Concord, effective immediately.
His brother Dallin spent plenty of time under current Tigers coach Ivan Cleary at Penrith, where Cleary handed him his first grade debut.