Dallin Watene-Zelezniak given permission to speak to other clubs

James Gordon

New Zealand full-back Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has been granted permission to speak to other NRL clubs by Penrith Panthers.

Watene-Zelezniak, 23, has been linked with a move to Parramatta Eels and sat out the NRL clash between the two sides last week.

A Panthers club statement said: “Earlier this week, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak’s management sought permission from Panthers to speak with other NRL clubs regarding Dallin’s immediate and future playing career.

“This permission was granted following discussions by the club’s retention and recruitment committee.”

Watene-Zelezniak has made 106 appearances for Penrith, as well as earning 11 caps for New Zealand.