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Matthew Shaw

Zane Tetevano banned again as Leeds Rhinos lose marquee forward once more

Leeds Rhinos are set to be without Zane Tetevano once again after the forward was handed a Grade B charge by the Match Review Panel. The marquee forward returned to action in the draw with Huddersfield Giants after serving a two-match ban for a high tackle in the recent defeat to Salford Red Devils.

But he is set to sit out another two matches after being cited for a late hit in the game against the Giants. He will still be free to play on Easter Monday in the clash with Castleford Tigers, with bans not coming into force until round 10.

The Rhinos are entitled to appeal but if the New Zealand international accepts the ban, it will be his fourth since joining the club ahead of the 2021 season. He was banned for four matches after being red carded in the Challenge Cup defeat to St Helens last year then received three matches for a high tackle in the win over Wigan Warriors last August.

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The high tackle at Salford saw him banned for two games and now he faces the same punishment. If Leeds accept the suspension, it mean he has been unavailable for 11 matches out of a possible 39 since arriving at the club.

He's one of six players to be banned for offences in Round 8. Hull FC's Brad Fash and Wigan's Sam Powell have both been handed Grade E charges for biting and crusher tackles respectively.

Charges from Super League round eight

  • Zane Tetevano (Leeds) – Grade B Late Hit on Passer – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Brad Fash (Hull FC) – Grade E Biting – Refer to Tribunal
  • Lucas Albert (Catalans) – Grade C Dangerous Contact – Crocodile – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Joe Chan (Catalans) – Grade C Dangerous Throw – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Konrad Hurrell (St Helens) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – Crusher – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Sam Powell (Wigan) – Grade E Dangerous Contact – Crusher – Refer to Tribunal

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