Having lost winger Christian Crichton to the Bulldogs next year, the Panthers had a vacancy for a depth winger. That vacancy has been filled.
According to Fox Sports, the Panthers have agreed to terms with Tigers winger Malakai Watene-Zelezniak on a two-year deal.
The new deal will see Watene-Zelezniak return to the club with whom he made his first grade debut, and reunite with his brother, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.
MWZ departed the Panthers in the middle of late season to take a starting gig with the Tigers, but with Wests having since added Moses Mbye, Corey Thompson and Mahe Fonua, he’s likely now to be limited to a depth role, and he might as well do that back home at Penrith.
Watene-Zelezniak has played 25 first grade games for the Tigers and Panthers.