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.
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.