Leeds pair Zane Tetevano & Harry Newman learn fate at tribunal

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Leeds Rhinos forward Zane Tetevano has been given a five-match suspension following a disciplinary tribunal.

Tetevano was sent off during Leeds’ 42-12 defeat at St Helens on Thursday after a high tackle on Konrad Hurrell in the closing stages of the match.

He was sent off by referee Tom Grant at the time, as Leeds finished the match with three cards. James Bentley and Bodene Thompson were also sin-binned.

Bentley was not banned for his professional foul, while Thompson was given a two-match penalty notice for a trip. Thompson has accepted his ban.

Tetevano pleaded guilty to the charge of a High Tackle. He was also fined £500.

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Leeds dealt Harry Newman blow

Rhinos centre Harry Newman has seen his ban increased from two games to three for a frivolous appeal.

Newman was charged with Showing Aggressive Behaviour towards a Match Official, as he protested to the referee Grant, following Alex Walmsley’s try.

The England international pleaded not guilty to the charge. However, the panel decided to uphold the findings of the Match Review Panel.

Newman was also given an extra game as a result of the frivolous appeal.  Like his teammate Tetevano, he was also fined £500.

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Accepted Disciplinary Charges

Salford Red Devils captain Elijah Taylor will miss the club’s next match with a Grade B Strikes with Knee charge. Paul Rowley’s side next travel to Warrington on Sunday in Round 17.

Hull’s Miteli Vulikjapani has been found guilty of a Grade C Dangerous Contact and has received a two-match ban. He will miss their home game with Leeds and also the Hull derby the following week at Magic Weekend.

Finally, Castleford forward Liam Watts will miss their upcoming game against Huddersfield on Friday. The 31-year-old was charged with a Grade A Dangerous Contact.
  • Denive Balmforth (Hull FC) – High tackle, Grade A – 0 matches
  • Elijah Taylor (Salford Red Devils) – Strike with knee, Grade B – 1 match
  • Bodene Thompson (Leeds Rhinos) – Trip, Grade B – 2 matches
  • Miteli Vulikjapani (Hull FC) – Dangerous contact, Grade C – 2 matches
  • Liam Watts (Castleford Tigers) – Dangerous contact, Grade A – 1 match

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