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Malakai excited for family reunion

Wests Tigers winger Malakai Watene-Zelezniak says he's excited to be taking the field once again with his brother Dallin this Sunday afternoon at Pepper Stadium.

Except this time, unlike his debut, they'll be coming up against each other.

When asked facing each other this Sunday, Watene-Zelezniak said he and his brothers grew up loving NRL and to be able to play on the same field is an amazing opportunity.

“I’ve been very excited to be on the same field as my brother,” he said. “Even as opposition it’s always a good thing and both of us are excited to go up against each other.

“Growing up playing in the backyard and watching NRL. The four of us (brothers) always dreamed of playing in the NRL and playing with Dallin is a massive dream come true.”

When asked about the rivalry, Watene-Zelezniak said his family ties remained strong.

“Our family is very close our mum and dad try and keep us together as much as possible with family events, so we’re always together so we’re a very close family,” he said.

Moving onto his personal game, Watene-Zelezniak said that with each week that comes his confidence is building after crossing for another four-pointer last week against the Titans.

“Each week I try and get better and I’m trying to improve as a player,” he said.

 “I think each week getting the experience on the training paddock and the field is definitely helping with my confidence and I’m taking my game to the next level.”

See what Malakai Watene-Zelezniak had to say about this week's game in the video above!

Be there as Sunday afternoon footy returns to Leichhardt Oval against the Sea Eagles!