DWZ granted release by Panthers

Penrith Panthers can confirm Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has been granted an immediate release from his contract to pursue an opportunity at another NRL club.

The 23-year-old winger was a member of the premiership-winning Panthers NYC side in 2013 and made his NRL debut the following year.

Watene-Zelezniak played 106 NRL games and scored 41 tries in his time at the club.

“As a local junior and a product of the Panthers development system, Dallin has given our club great service,” Panthers CEO Brian Fletcher said.

“While we’re obviously disappointed to release him, we do so knowing it is in the best interests of both parties.

“We extend our sincere thanks to Dallin for his contribution at Panthers and wish him the best of luck for the future.”