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Zane Tetevano released from Penrith Panthers immediately to join Leeds

Penrith Panthers have released Zane Tetevano effective immediately from the final year of his contract, to join Leeds in the Super League.

In a statement, the club said the 30-year-old prop had been granted an immediate release to take up a three year deal with Leeds Rhinos.

“We’ve granted Zane’s request for a release out of respect to him and his family, in consideration of the valuable opportunity they’ve been presented by Leeds Rhinos,” Panthers General Manager Rugby League Matt Cameron said.

“We wish to thank Leeds Rhinos and Zane’s manager Wayde Rushton for their cooperation through this process.

“We also extend our thanks to Zane for his service to Panthers and wish him the best of luck in the Super League.”

Tetevano, who made 19 NRL appearances in 2020 averaging 100 running metres per game, says that he is grateful for his time at the club.

“While it’s difficult to leave Panthers, I’m extremely grateful to the club for allowing my family and I to take up this opportunity,” Tetevano said.

“My time at Penrith was one of the most enjoyable years of my career.

“I want to thank everyone involved with the club for their support and wish them all the best for the future.”

It’s said that the paperwork for his Leeds contract will be finalised in the coming days.

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