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

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