SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Dallin Watene-Zelezniak of the Panthers scores a try during the round four NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Newcastle Knights at Pepper Stadium on March 24, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

DWZ signs new Panthers deal

The Penrith Panthers have announced Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has signed a new three-year deal with the club.

The contract extension means the 21-year-old Kiwi international will remain with the Panthers until at least the end of the 2020 season.

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

“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.”

A local junior, Watene-Zelezniak progressed through the grades at the Panthers and was a member of the club’s premiership-winning NYC side in 2013.

He made his NRL debut the following year and has gone on to score 27 tries in 54 games with the club.

“Dallin is one of the many great stories emerging from the Panthers,” Executive General Manager Rugby League Phil Gould AM said.

“He is a wonderful person and such a valuable member of our NRL squad.

“We are thrilled Dallin has committed to another three seasons with our club and we are truly lucky to have him here at the Panthers.”

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  1. Gee Penrith are doing a very good job resigning their youngsters. Definitely building something out west.

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