Tetevano and Vuniyayawa to get first outing for Rhinos

Internationals Zane Tetevano and King Vuniyayawa will make their first appearance for Leeds Rhinos this Sunday in the pre-season friendly at Huddersfield Giants, kick off 2pm.

New Zealand international Tetevano joined the Rhinos this close season from NRL Grand Finalist Penrith Panthers whilst Fiji forward Vuniyayawa has arrived from the New Zealand Warriors. Both players have been named in Richard Agar’s initial 21 man squad for the game and are expected to feature at the John Smith’s Stadium.

There is also two exciting teenage prospects who could feature in Morgan Gannon and Levi Edwards. Both players are still only 17 but have trained all pre-season with the first team squad. Edwards was part of the Rhinos squad last season following the Covid lockdown whilst Gannon could come up against the team that his dad, Jim, made nearly 100 appearances for.

With two weeks still left to go until the start of the new Betfred Super League season, Head Coach Richard Agar has opted not to risk a number of players who are coming back from either post season surgery or have suffered injuries in pre-season. In addition, Matt Prior and Kyle Eastmond, who have only been in training for a week, are not risked this week as they continue their preparations for round one.

Due to the current restrictions the game will be played behind closed doors, however supporters of both clubs will be able to watch the  game LIVE through the RFL’s Our League platform which fans able to save more than half price if they purchase before the day of the game.

The game will be available to fans at a cost of £4.95, please be aware the price will rise to £10 on the day of the game, so fans are encouraged to purchase in advance of game day. In order to purchase the game, you need to be logged into your Our League account on the rugby-league.com website. You cannot purchase within the app.

Please note, as with a normal pre-season match, this is an all pay game for the Our League app. For the new 2021 Betfred Super League season, season and flexi members will receive new codes to watch Super League games that are played behind closed doors however this match is not included in that package. 


To purchase the stream:

1.     Ensure you are logged into your Our League account, or create one if you don’t already have one.

2.    Head to the Live Stream section.

3.     Click on the stream you wish to purchase.

4.     You should now have been redirected to the payment page.

5.     Please follow the payment process steps.

6.     Once you receive your order confirmation, you can now watch the match via the Our League app on the ‘videos’ section of the app home page, or via the website.

If you have any problems purchasing the stream, please go to  https://www.rugby-league.com/streaming_faqs#TST

The squad in full is:

2 Tom Briscoe

5 Ash Handley

8 Mikolaj Oledzki

9 Kruise Leeming

12 Rhyse Martin

13 Zane Tetevano

14 Brad Dwyer

15 Liam Sutcliffe

16 Richie Myler

17 Cameron Smith

19 King Vuniyayawa

20 Bodene Thompson

22 Sam Walters

24 Luke Briscoe

25 James Donaldson

26 Jarrod O’Connor

27 Jack Broadbent

28 Corey Hall

29 Liam Tindall

30 Levi Edwards

31 Morgan Gannon