Super League star’s exit seemingly confirmed

Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC, Hull KR and Huddersfield Giants have all confirmed major signings for the 2024 season but there are two sides to this coin.

There are always player exits and it seems one Leeds Rhinos star’s exit has all but been confirmed.

That man is former Sydney Roosters and Penrith Panthers prop Zane Tetevano.

Out of contract, he took to social media to say: “A closing of another chapter, it’s been a pleasure and honour to be able to call Leeds / Headingley home the past three years, being presented my jersey by the great Sir Kev and Rob Burrow you’ll cherish.

“It has been a challenge one this, it is what it is. Best fans in the game, small thank you for being supportive in my time especially thus year doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you.”

Due to a hole in his heart, Tetevano suffered a stroke during training and hasn’t been able to feature since.

Rohan Smith deliver an update on him recently:

“He’s still got some medical things to get through before he can contemplate full training or anything like that. So we’ll work through that and update when we have one.”

The quick actions of the medical staff present, emergency services, and the fantastic team at Leeds General Infirmary ensured Tetevano received swift treatment and he has made an excellent recovery. Further tests revealed he has a hole in the heart which caused the stroke. This will be surgically repaired soon.

The cardiologist advised that Tetevano can continue non-impact aerobic training in order to maintain his fitness but he is not yet cleared to play contact sport. He hopes to return to the field as soon as possible.

Commenting on the news Tetevano said, “Firstly, I would like to thank the club’s medical staff, the paramedics, doctors and nurses who looked after me when I collapsed. I knew I was in the best possible care and I owe them alot, especially our medical team, who reacted so quickly on the field, I will never know how lucky I was. I am confident that I will be ready to return to action as soon as I am cleared to do so.”

“Yeah, certainly he’s had a pretty solid start to his life in England. It’s been a big move for a young bloke from the south of France to come over here and I take that leap.

“He’s learned a lot. He’s contributed well and just got a good base, I think, for more to come in the years to follow.”

There was also an update on Richie Myler:

“He’s had a follow-up x-ray in the last few days and things are healing well, which is good and that’s the priority at this stage is to focus on the healing and then we’ll recheck in another few weeks or a month or so and see if there’s any chance of the back end but most likely he’s done for the year as well.”