13th April 2021, 18:35 | disciplinary
Leeds Rhinos’ Zane Tetevano has been banned for four matches for a late hit on St Helens’ Theo Fages during last Saturday’s Betfred Challenge Cup Third Round tie at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
The New Zealand international faced a suspension of up to five games, after Monday’s Match Review Panel decided that the challenge was a Grade D offence. Tetevano pleaded guilty but challenged the grading, however the Operational Rules Tribunal reaffirmed the review panel’s decision.
Tetevano has also been fined £500.
Also tonight, a tribunal dismissed an appeal by Bradford Bulls’ forward George Flanagan who was last week suspended for 10 matches and fined £250 after being found guilty of attacking an opponent’s testicles during the Bulls’ Challenge Cup Second Round tie with Featherstone Rovers. The decision stands.
The following players have accepted Match Review Panel decisions:
Liam Byrne, Wigan Warriors – Dangerous contact – 1 match
Kelepi Tanginoa, Wakefield Trinity – High tackle – 1 match
Tom Lineham, Warrington Wolves – Late hit – 3 matches
Deane Meadows, Swinton Lions – Shoulder charge – 1 match
Jacob Fairbank, Halifax Panthers – Punching – 1 match