Tetevano sent off as St Helens knock out Challenge Cup holders Leeds

  • Challenge Cup third round: St Helens 26-18 Leeds
  • Grace and Makinson score two tries each for Saints

Former New Zealand international Zane Tetevano was sent off as Leeds relinquished their hold on the Betfred Challenge Cup despite a late rally by their 12 men.

The 30-year-old forward, who was playing only his third match for the Rhinos, was at the heart of a tremendous backs-to-the-wall effort by the patched-up holders, who restricted Super League champions St Helens to an 8-6 half-time lead in their third-round tie at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

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Two-point field goal returns to NRL after 51-year absence

  • Adam Reynolds slots long-range kick in Souths’ win over Brisbane
  • ‘Opportunity to grab some easy points,’ says Reynolds

Fifty-one years ago a South Sydney star forced the game to do away with the two-point field goal, so it was fitting that Adam Reynolds kicked the first one of the new era. Reynolds on Thursday night nailed a 43-metre drop goal in Souths’ 35-6 win over Brisbane, becoming the first man to score a long-range double-pointer this year.

But it was far from the first two-point field goal in rugby league. Until 1970 field goals had always been worth two points, before the introduction of limited tackles made them a far too popular option.

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