Match review panel: Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers both hit by ban ahead of Challenge Cup derby

Leeds Rhinos and opponents Castleford Tigers have both had a player suspended for Saturday’s Betfred Challenge Cup derby.
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LEEDS RHINOS and opponents Castleford Tigers have both had a player suspended for Saturday’s Betfred Challenge Cup derby.

Rhinos prop/loose-forward Zane Tetevano will miss the Cup tie and the following week’s visit of St Helens in Betfred Super League after receiving a two-match penalty notice.

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He was charged by the RFL’s match review panel with a grade B high tackle after being sin-binned during last Friday’s defeat at Salford Red Devils.

Zane Tetevano is tackled during last week's defeat at Salford. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com.Zane Tetevano is tackled during last week's defeat at Salford. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com.
Zane Tetevano is tackled during last week's defeat at Salford. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com.

Tigers’ former Rhinos academy forward Brad Martin received a similar punishment after being sent-off in a loss at Wigan Warriors the previous day.

He was charged with a grade C high tackle and will miss the home game against Toulouse Olympique in Super League, as well as the Cup clash.

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No further action was taken agianst Rhinos’ Bodene Thompson or Castleford’s Mahe Fonua who were sin-binned in last weekend’s matches.

Brad Martin. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.Brad Martin. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.
Brad Martin. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.
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Warrington Wolves’ Jack Hughes will miss Sunday’s Cup tie at home to Wakefield Trinity.

He was suspended for one game over a grade A late hit on the passer in Wakefield’s league win at Warrington last weekend.

And Catalans Dragons will face Featherstone Rovers on Saturday without stand-off Mitchell Pearce.

He received a two-match penalty notice for a grade C dangerous throw against Hull KR last week.

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Huddersfield Giants’ Will Pryce, who was sent-off against Hull on Sunday, has been charged with a grade F dangerous throw and will face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

F is the most serious grade and Pryce could be banned for more than eight matches over the tip tackle on Hull’s Connor Wynne.

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