Kiwis captain Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has reportedly inked a three-year deal with the NZ Warriors and will join the club immediately.
Newshub first reported the outside-backs potential move to the club on Tuesday, and according to the Daily Telegraph, Watene-Zelezniak has been granted an early release by the Canterbury Bulldogs.
The contract will run through the 2024 season and Newshub understands the 25-year-old is content with playing on the wing to accommodate teen sensation Reece Walsh's desire to play fullback.
Watene-Zelezniak is unavailable for the Kiwi club's Saturday clash against the Newcastle Knights as he wasn't named in the matchday 21, however he has recovered from a minor injury that has kept him sidelined for a couple of weeks.
The former Penrith Panthers junior's arrival couldn't come at a better time for the Warriors, who parted ways with Ken Maumalo this week, who will play for the Wests Tigers this weekend.
Watene-Zelezniak's potential first game for his new club will be the July 2 clash against the St George Dragons on the Central Coast.
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