Apart from his issues he had, I was wondering if he was still involved in footy. Does anyone know for sure?I'm still holding out hope that Jayden Nikorima will be our Hooker lol, I've always thought that would he his best position after watching him for the U20's and Roosters.
Get your head straight Jayden!!
He has officially asked for an immediate release according to the DT.Dallin Watene-Zelezniak reportedly on the outer at Panthers.
They are apparently shopping him to other clubs.
I think like a lot of wannabe fullbacks, he needs to accept that he's a winger. That's where he played his best footy and looked most quality.I'm not sure what to make of Watene-Zelezniak.
When Dallin first hit the scene at Penrith, he was being talked about in a similar vein as Tuivasa-Sheck, Trbojevic etc. as an elite back of the competition. I've been watching his progress since he made his debut at NRL level and he's never kicked on. Every now and then he'll threaten to find form, but it isn't long before he's back making rookie mistakes.
I wonder if it's a Penrith problem, whether he was ever really that good or if all those injuries eventually took their toll on him? Either way, I'm curious to see where he ends up. If I'm Dallin, I'd be looking at a club that doesn't necessarily have the fullback position covered. Somewhere like South Sydney would be a good fit. I like the idea of Wests as well since he can reunite with Madge, but I don't think Madge would be as keen to move Mbye elsewhere given he's the captain.
Dallin actually reminds me of Michael Gordon, who was strong on the wing but was actually better at fullback. Like Gordon, it's just a matter of whether he can physically handle it and coming off of major surgery, that wasn't the case at the beginning of the season.I think like a lot of wannabe fullbacks, he needs to accept that he's a winger. That's where he played his best footy and looked most quality.