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Mullally faces no action over tackle

Huddersfield Giants forward Anthony Mullally has been told he will not face any action over the tackle that left St Helens winger Ade Gardner unconscious during last night's Super League match at the John Smith's Stadium.

The former Widnes prop was penalised and put on report by referee Richard Silverwood following the challenge that knocked out the ball-carrying Gardner two minutes before half-time.

The game was held up for eight minutes while medical staff administered oxygen to the former England winger before he was eventually carried from the field on a stretcher with his head in a neck brace.

A statement issued by the RFL said that Mullally had made contact with Gardner's head, adding:

"However, the player makes a legitimate attempt to tackle by wrapping his arms around his opponent who falls significantly into contact."

– Rugby Football League Review Panel

Giants swoop for Mullally

Anthony Mullally Credit: Press Association

Huddersfield have signed 21-year-old Widnes forward Anthony Mullally on a three-year deal. The Giants have paid an undisclosed transfer fee for the 6ft 5in prop, who spent last year with Brisbane Broncos' feeder club before returning in time for the Vikings' return to Stobart Super League.

Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said: "Anthony was identified a long time back by us as being a prodigious talent and the year in Australia confirmed that from the reports we received." Mullally will link up with Huddersfield in November for the start of pre-season training.