Cudjoe avoids ban

Huddersfield Giants' England centre Leroy Cudjoe has been cleared to make his 50th consecutive appearance for the Giants at Widnes on Friday after avoiding suspension.

Cudjoe was charged with a grade A offence of punching during his side's 24-8 Challenge Cup fifth-round win over the Leeds Rhinos last Saturday but was able to submit an early-guilty plea and avoid a ban.

But Cudjoe's co-centre Joe Wardle has been handed a two-match ban after submitting an early-guilty plea following his sending-off against the Rhinos.

Wardle was sent off for the first time in his career and charged with a grade C offence.