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#AskAPanther with Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

Elizabeth Veasey: What is your favourite memory growing up and your favourite memory of playing first grade?

Dallin: favourite memory is playing with my mates, favourite memory of playing 1st grade would defs be my debut last year :)

Adam Duffey @PantherDuff: which person has had the biggest impact on your career?

Dallin: there is more than one person! my family has a massive impact for me :)

Sam Harkness @SammiHaka: Have you played as yourself in Rugby League Live 2? If so do you play yourself at FB over the @matt_moylan?

Dallin: yeah haha but i put myself in the front row so i have the ball more haha :)

Steven Magill @StevenMagill: during state of origin which side does DWZ go for?

Dallin: THE BLUESSSSSS! haha :)

Laura Fitzpatrick @SelvaggioStud: Dallin, what is your individual and team favourite moments from your career so far?

Dallin: definitely last years final series even though we didnt make the big one it was awesome to experience a final series :)

Jason Vella asks: Growing up who was your hero/favourite player?

Dallin: will hopoate and greg inglis!! :)

Nicko Walczak asks: Do you think we can still make the top 8 this year?

Dallin: 100% i thnk we can!!

Mirna Karam asks: Do you enjoy playing fullback and how hard is it filling in for Matty Moylan?

Dallin: yeah its tough really tough! hes an awesome player and im just trying my best for the team!! :)

Nathan Friend asks: Which NRL player is your wingman when you go out? Who is the best dancer in the team?

Dallin: never been out before so i cant answer that haha but the best dancer around training is rob jennings! :)

Ryan Shahoud asks: Will you make Brendan Ross chicken schnitzel sandwiches to pay him back for the ones you ate at school?

Dallin: hahaha shahouddy yeah of course!! Haha

Chris Thompsom asks: Would you like to be a one-club player?

Dallin: yeah i would love to be :)

John Ford asks: What is your advice for youngsters aspiring to play NRL?

Dallin: to never forget where you come from, how you got there and most importantly the people who are helping or helped you get there :)

Cheryl Brown asks: What would you be doing for work if you weren't playing rugby league?

Dallin: easy haha playstation player haha :)

Grahame Warren asks: What do you write on your wrist band?

Dallin: things will motivate me at times when im fatigued and little goals:)

Maarten van Valen asks: What food would you love to indulge in but can't?

Dallin: well i love KFC so if it’s a cheat meal it’s that :)

Andrew Whiteman asks: How does it feel knowing stacks of fans and commentators alike are too silly to say your name correctly?

Dallin: hahaha well no one’s ever been able to say it properly so it doesn’t bother me haha :)

Lee Goldsmith asks: With a name like that, what is your nickname?

Dallin: well a lot of people just call me dal :) at school people called my brothers and i alphabet hahaha

Andrew Keir asks: Will you go back to grassroots footy where you started and coach a junior side?

Dallin: yes definitely every chance i get im trying to go down and be around the club especially my club back in nz college old boys!! :) #COB

Rhonda Sookee asks: You are a great player! How would it be to have your brother Malakai playing in the same team as you?

Dallin: that’s always been a goal of mine :) and if or when it happens it’ll be definitely the best memory by far I’ll have in playing rugby league!:)

Lee Amodeo asks: As a fellow Waikato'ite, did you enjoy growing up in the Tron?

Dallin: 100% yes i love waikato it has a big part in my life! and always will! :)

Steve Brooks asks: What's it feel like week after week pulling on that Panthers jersey? Has to be best job in the world!

Dallin: it’s always a privilege! i love it and always will! :) and yeah ill never take it for granted it is :)

Michael Scott Harwood asks: What do you love most about playing for Penrith?

Dallin: the best thing is playing with my mates i grew up playing with and being able to make my family proud!! :)

Amy Murphy @ChickoOnARoll: If you took a break from footy for a year what would you do?

Dallin: haha probably pursue a career on the playstation haha :)

Matt Hawkins @Nitromens: How did Mr Chidgey mould you into the player and person you are today?

Dallin: hahaha he taught many things!!! :) haha

Hamed Khatiz @seventysyndrome: How does a young player go about getting his head around the depth and history of some of the rivalries Penrith Panthers have?

Dallin: we've seen the rivalries growing up so you know when you get to play yourself and the week leading up to the game:)

Big League @bigleaguemag: Hi DWZ, what is your favourite rugby league magazine?

Dallin: hahahaha rugby league week ;P nah i love all rugby league magazines equally haha :)

GavWav @GavWav: What was your favourite thing to get at St Doms canteen? Cheese and bacon rolls were big.

Dallin: haha no way, from the new canteen they got it was gourmet chicken burgers!!! haha :)

Couch Halfback @CouchHalfback: Did you play anywhere other than wing/fullback growing up?

Dallin: yeah i used to play centre growing up! :) but a lot has changed in that position now :)

Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.