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2017 NRL - Grant Trouville © NRL Photos

Penrith Panthers can confirm Malakai Watene-Zelezniak has been immediately released from the remainder of his contract to pursue an opportunity at another NRL club.

The 25-year-old winger represented the Panthers in the NYC and NSW Cup competitions before making his hard-earned NRL debut in Round 6 this year.

Malakai and younger brother Dallin fulfilled a childhood dream as they took the field together at Pepper Stadium and combined on the left edge to score a memorable try.

"Malakai is a perfect example of time and patience in the Panthers development systems," Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM said.

"He has worked really hard for a long period of time to develop into the player he is today.

"We could never deny him this opportunity to secure a fulltime NRL contract with another club.

"We wish Malakai all the luck in the world and we will follow his career with interest."

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.