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Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

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Player Bio

Height:
186 cm
Date of Birth:
17 August 1995
Weight:
97 kg
Birthplace:
Hamilton, NZ
Age:
26
Nickname:
Dal
Debut Club:
Penrith Panthers
Date:
05 April 2014
Opposition:
Canberra Raiders
Round:
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
167
Tries
61

2022 Season

Appearances
15

Scoring

Tries
8

Attack

Try Assists
2
Line Breaks
6
Tackle Breaks
34

Passing

Receipts
244

Defence

Tackles Made
68
Missed Tackles
15
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
104
Total Running Metres
1568

Fantasy

Total Points
411
Average Points
27.4

2022 Season - By Round

Round Opponent Score Position Minutes Played Tries 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 Dragons Lost 16 - 28 Winger 80 1 - 4 9 - - - 31 - 17 1 1 65 5 -
6 Roosters Lost 22 - 14 Winger 80 1 - 4 - - - 3 20 - 16 7 2 102 - 7
7 Storm Lost 70 - 10 Winger 49 1 - 4 - - 1 - 21 - 9 1 - 52 14 -
9 Sharks Lost 29 - 10 Winger 80 1 - 4 16 - 1 2 26 1 17 2 3 91 - 15
10 Rabbitohs Lost 30 - 32 Winger 80 - - - - - - - 21 - 16 6 1 67 - 23
11 Dragons Lost 24 - 18 Winger 80 1 - 4 - 1 1 2 45 2 19 6 1 136 7 4
12 Knights Lost 16 - 24 Winger 80 1 - 4 - - - 1 39 2 18 3 - 127 - 21
13 Sea Eagles Lost 44 - 12 Winger 80 - - - 8 - - 2 34 2 16 6 1 81 - 25
14 Sharks Lost 16 - 38 Winger 80 1 - 4 21 - 1 3 18 3 15 7 1 59 8 4
15 Panthers Lost 6 - 40 Winger 80 - - - - - - 2 26 3 17 7 1 87 - 6
16 Wests Tigers Won 22 - 2 Winger 80 - - - 1 1 - 3 70 - 23 3 1 157 19 39
19 Raiders Lost 26 - 14 Winger 80 - - - - - 1 4 52 - 21 5 1 159 9 70
20 Storm Lost 12 - 24 Winger 80 - - - 35 - - 3 26 - 9 6 - 64 - 12
21 Rabbitohs Lost 48 - 10 Winger 80 - - - 25 - 1 7 28 1 14 6 2 106 - 31
22 Bulldogs Won 42 - 18 Winger 80 1 - 4 - - - 2 46 - 17 2 - 208 - 33

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate 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% 1,156 115.65 384 196 19.0
Panthers 2015 16 7 9 - 44% 7 - 28 58 3.59 - 2 9 343 120 25 74.61% 2,187 136.73 516 576 36.0
Panthers 2016 26 15 11 - 58% 12 - 48 19 0.74 - 1 12 413 106 33 71.75% 3,358 129.17 787 741 28.0
Panthers 2017 24 13 11 - 54% 9 - 36 - - - 2 12 411 104 32 70.87% 3,254 135.00 734 710 29.6
Panthers 2018 20 13 7 - 65% 5 - 20 40 2.01 - 4 8 462 69 19 74.83% 2,947 147.00 1,255 608 30.4
Panthers 2019 10 2 8 - 20% 1 - 4 46 4.57 - 1 2 190 56 13 73.14% 1,204 120.00 288 216 21.6
Bulldogs 2019 10 6 4 - 60% 1 - 4 72 7.21 - 2 2 275 21 8 60.41% 1,426 142.00 558 325 32.5
Bulldogs 2020 18 3 15 - 17% 2 - 8 6 0.31 - 1 4 430 64 23 68.67% 2,657 147.00 440 444 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% 1,355 150.00 231 299 33.2
Warriors 2022 15 2 13 - 13% 8 - 32 116 7.70 - 2 6 244 68 15 81.93% 1,568 104.00 297 411 27.4

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate 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 2,983 28.1
Bulldogs 2019 2021 37 9 28 - 24% 8 - 32 86 2.32 - 3 9 961 119 40 74.84% 5,589 151.00 1,489 1,131 30.6
Warriors 2021 2022 24 4 20 - 17% 12 - 48 177 7.38 - 4 10 416 102 26 79.69% 2,924 121.00 528 710 29.6

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