Beautiful moment after heartbreaking bubble call

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Warriors winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak scored the opening effort of the Rabbitohs clash and dedicated the four-pointer to his newborn, who arrived successful the satellite past night.

Such is world successful COVID-19 times that Watene-Zelezniak, who's present based with the Warriors successful their Gold Coast biosecurity hub, wasn't capable to beryllium with his woman for the accomplishment of their 3rd child.

But the erstwhile Panther and Bulldog paid tribute to his household successful a beauteous effort solemnisation connected the Sunshine Coast, pretending to stone a babe successful a cradle successful his arms, aft swooping connected a escaped shot and racing 50 metres against the tally of play to people successful the 5th minute.

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Warriors winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak celebrates his effort against the Rabbitohs. (Fox League)

"The mistake by South Sydney is pounced connected by the caller dad!" said Fox League commentator Matt Russell.

"He celebrates (with) a connection to the family.

"Well done, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. Well done, Warriors.

"Nice connection from Dallin: I spot you, I emotion you. That 1 to woman Purdy and his 2 children already, Orlando and Indigo, the 3rd kid arriving past night. And, sadly, due to the fact that he's successful isolation, Dallin couldn't beryllium there. He's there, you amended judge it, for the Warriors today, though."

Former Sharks manager Shane Flanagan added: "He'll amusement that effort and he'll amusement his young babe erstwhile she gets a spot older. 'This was the time aft you were born. I couldn't beryllium determination but I scored a effort for you'."

The effort marked Watene-Zelezniak's archetypal arsenic a Warrior and his archetypal successful the NRL since Round 10 of past season, erstwhile helium crossed for the Bulldogs against the Raiders successful Brisbane.

Today's effort from the New Zealand planetary besides saw him notch the 50th four-pointer of his NRL career.

Warriors winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak successful enactment against the Sharks successful Round 17, 2021. (Getty)

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