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9 Mar 2021 4:32
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  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby League

    Former Panthers and Wests Tigers winger Malakai Watene-Zelezniak has announced his retirement from rugby league following a health scare

    Former Panthers and Wests Tigers winger Malakai Watene-Zelezniak has announced his retirement from rugby league following a health scare

    - article from www.rugbyleague.co.nz

    The 29-year-old was training with the Bulldogs alongside brother and Kiwis skipper Dallin, as he worked towards a full-time NRL contract.

    However, a week before Christmas he suffered acute kidney failure and was hospitalised, forcing him to change his priorities.

    NRL COVERAGE WITH PIT STOP. YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR A HEALTHY CAR.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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