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Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

Winger

Warriors

Player Bio

Height:
186 cm
Date of Birth:
17 August 1995
Weight:
97 kg
Birthplace:
Hamilton, NZ
Age:
28
Nickname:
Dal
Debut Club:
Penrith Panthers
Date:
05 April 2014
Opposition:
Canberra Raiders
Round:
5
Previous Clubs:
Penrith Panthers, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Junior Club:
College Old Boys (Hamilton, NZ), St Clair Comets (Sydney, NSW)
Biography:

Signing formalities were completed in late June to pave the way for the Kiwi captain to join the Vodafone Warriors immediately on a deal through to the end of the 2024 NRL season.

Now in his eighth season, the 25-year-old Hamilton-born Watene-Zelezniak adds another level of experience and leadership to the Vodafone Warriors.

He was able to come straight in to make his club debut in the 16th round against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford.

He brought the experience of a total of 143 appearances for Penrith and Canterbury Bankstown to the club. He's also set to line up against his old club when he makes his first Vodafone Warriors appearance at Mount Smart Stadium in their 22nd-round match against Canterbury-Bankstown on August 15.

In his nine appearances for the Bulldogs this year, Watene-Zelezniak averaged a career-best 167 metres a game, scored five tries and made 34 tackle breaks.

After scoring two tries in his NRL debut in 2014, Watene-Zeleniak played his first Test for the Kiwis in 2016. He captained his country for the first time against the Kangaroos in a famous win at Mount Smart Stadium in 2018 and then in three Tests against England. He was again captain for the mid-year Test against Mate Ma’a Tonga in 2019 but was ruled out of the end-of-season Tests against Australia and Great Britain.

Career

Appearances
196
Tries
91

2024 Season

Appearances
6

Scoring

Tries
5

Attack

Try Assists
1
Line Breaks
6
Tackle Breaks
25

Passing

Receipts
116

Defence

Tackles Made
47
Missed Tackles
8
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
172
Total Running Metres
1033

Fantasy

Total Points
276
Average Points
46

2024 Season - By Round

Round Opponent Score Position Minutes Played Tries Goals 1 Point Field Goals 2 Point Field Goals Points Kicking Metres Try Assists Linebreaks Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Hit Up Running Metres Kick Return Metres
1 Sharks Lost 12 - 16 Winger 80 - - - - - 16 - 1 6 42 1 19 9 1 151 28 36
2 Storm Lost 30 - 26 Winger 80 2 - - - 8 - - 2 4 59 2 23 8 4 196 7 25
3 Raiders Won 18 - 10 Winger 80 - - - - - - 1 1 6 71 - 18 8 - 178 10 27
4 Knights Won 20 - 12 Winger 80 - - - - - - - - 1 76 1 23 8 - 198 11 45
6 Sea Eagles Drawn 22 - 22 Winger 90 2 - - - 8 - - 1 4 38 1 20 9 - 205 20 38
7 Dragons Lost 30 - 12 Winger 80 1 - - - 4 - - 1 4 38 2 13 5 3 103 - 7

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals 1 Point Field Goals 2 Point Field Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Panthers 2014 10 4 6 - 40% 7 - - - 28 36 3.62 - - 2 6 159 53 13 77.04% 1,158 115.00 384 181 18.1
Panthers 2015 16 7 9 - 44% 7 - - - 28 58 3.59 - - 2 9 342 120 25 82.76% 2,185 136.00 516 563 35.2
Panthers 2016 26 15 11 - 58% 12 - - - 48 19 0.74 - - 1 12 413 106 33 71.75% 3,366 129.00 787 718 27.6
Panthers 2017 24 13 11 - 54% 9 - - - 36 - - - - 2 12 411 104 32 76.47% 3,254 135.00 734 712 29.7
Panthers 2018 20 13 7 - 65% 5 - - - 20 40 2.01 - - 4 8 462 69 19 78.41% 2,947 147.00 1,255 589 29.4
Panthers 2019 10 2 8 - 20% 1 - - - 4 46 4.57 - - 1 2 190 60 13 82.19% 1,204 120.00 288 220 22.0
Bulldogs 2019 10 6 4 - 60% 1 - - - 4 72 7.21 - - 2 2 275 21 8 72.41% 1,426 142.00 558 328 32.8
Bulldogs 2020 18 3 15 - 17% 2 - - - 8 6 0.31 - - 1 4 430 64 23 73.56% 2,657 147.00 440 445 24.7
Bulldogs 2021 9 - 9 - - 5 - - - 20 8 0.93 - - - 3 256 34 9 79.07% 1,505 167.00 491 358 39.8
Warriors 2021 9 2 7 - 22% 4 - - - 16 62 6.86 - - 2 4 172 34 11 75.56% 1,286 142.00 216 292 32.4
Warriors 2022 18 2 16 - 11% 9 - - - 36 157 8.72 - 1 2 7 305 78 21 78.79% 2,033 112.00 410 497 27.6
Warriors 2023 20 13 7 - 65% 24 - - - 96 52 2.60 - 1 4 25 374 73 27 73.00% 3,079 153.00 525 876 43.8
Warriors 2024 6 2 3 1 33% 5 - - - 20 16 2.60 - - 1 6 116 47 8 85.45% 1,033 172.00 182 276 46.0

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals 1 Point Field Goals 2 Point Field Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Panthers 2014 2019 106 54 52 - 51% 41 - - - 164 199 1.88 - - 12 49 1,977 512 135 79.13% 14,116 133.00 3,965 2,979 28.1
Bulldogs 2019 2021 37 9 28 - 24% 8 - - - 32 86 2.32 - - 3 9 961 92 40 69.70% 4,325 116.00 1,296 971 26.2
Warriors 2021 2024 53 19 33 1 36% 42 - - - 168 286 5.40 - 2 9 42 967 232 67 77.59% 7,433 140.00 1,334 1,941 36.6

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