Watene-Zelezniak feeling positive ahead of Newcastle match

New recruit Dallin Watene-Zelezniak arrived at Belmore only three weeks ago and after celebrating his first victory in Bulldogs colours against the Cronulla Sharks in round 15, Watene-Zelezniak feels confident his side can get a win against a strong Newcastle Knights outfit this Friday.

The Bulldogs picked up a crucial two points before the bye and the New Zealand fullback says the team has been able to work on a number of key areas of their game in the lead up to the clash this week:

“Coming into a bye, its always good to get the win,” he said.

“You get a lot more time to rectify the things you got wrong in the game and fix the areas that need focusing on.”

Scoring his first try for the blue-and-white in his team’s 14-12 victory over Cronulla, the 23-year old is eager to add to his total and help his side to another win.

“To score my first try was pretty cool, especially in my new colours. The more I can score tries, the more I can help the team,” Watene-Zelezniak added.

Turning his sights to the Knights fixture, the New-Zealand International believes his side have prepared well as Canterbury look to make amends for their previous defeat to the Knights in Magic Round:

With nine games left until the Finals Series, Canterbury will be looking to finish the season on a high and Watene-Zelezniak is adamant that his side is able to build on their last win:

“It’s great to head into this week off the back of a win and a bye. Our preparation has been great, and I trust that a lot.”

New recruit Dallin Watene-Zelezniak arrived at Belmore only three weeks ago and after celebrating his first victory in Bulldogs colours against the Cronulla Sharks in round 15, Watene-Zelezniak feels confident his side can get a win against a strong Newcastle Knights outfit this Friday.

The Bulldogs picked up a crucial two points before the bye and the New Zealand fullback says the team has been able to work on a number of key areas of their game in the lead up to the clash this week:

“Coming into a bye, its always good to get the win,” he said.

“You get a lot more time to rectify the things you got wrong in the game and fix the areas that need focusing on.”

Scoring his first try for the blue-and-white in his team’s 14-12 victory over Cronulla, the 23-year old is eager to add to his total and help his side to another win.

“To score my first try was pretty cool, especially in my new colours. The more I can score tries, the more I can help the team,” Watene-Zelezniak added.

Turning his sights to the Knights fixture, the New-Zealand International believes his side have prepared well as Canterbury look to make amends for their previous defeat to the Knights in Magic Round:

With nine games left until the Finals Series, Canterbury will be looking to finish the season on a high and Watene-Zelezniak is adamant that his side is able to build on their last win:

“It’s great to head into this week off the back of a win and a bye. Our preparation has been great, and I trust that a lot.”

Match: Knights v Bulldogs

Round 17 -

Full Time
Knights

Home Team

Knights

Scored 14 points
Bulldogs

Away Team

Bulldogs

Scored 20 points

Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network
  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS

WORDS: Anthony Eltarraf