Leeds’ Zane Tetevano given four-game ban for late tackle in Saints cup tie

Leeds forward Zane Tetevano has been suspended for four matches following his dismissal for a late tackle in the Rhinos’ Betfred Challenge Cup defeat by St Helens.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 7:01 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 7:04 am
Leeds Rhinos' Zane Tetevano (right) is shown a red card by referee Ben Thaler during the Challenge Cup match at the Totally Wicked Stadium against St Helens

Tetevano was shown the first red card of his career in the 44th minute of last Saturday’s third-round tie at the Totally Wicked Stadium for the challenge on Saints half-back Theo Fages.

He was charged by the Rugby Football League’s match review panel with a Grade D offence of striking and at a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday evening pleaded guilty but challenged the grading.

The panel decided that the grading was correct and issued a four-match suspension, along with a £500 fine.

Tetevano, who was playing in only his third match for Leeds, has the option to appeal the decision.