22 Oct 2014

Watene-Zelezniak out of Four Nations

5:47 pm on 22 October 2014

The Penrith utility Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has been forced out of the Four Nations rugby league competition, after failing to recover from a foot injury.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak Photo: PHOTOSPORT

He was set to make his debut on the wing for New Zealand.

St George Illawarra utility Gerard Beale will replace Watene-Zelezniak in the starting 13, while Brisbane fullback Josh Hoffman has been called up to the squad.

The Kiwis face the Kangaroos in Saturday's Four Nations opener in Brisbane, while England face Samoa in the double-header's curtain-raiser.