Super League: England's Leroy Cudjoe cleared at Widnes for 50th straight Huddersfield game
Last Updated: 14/05/13 6:48pm
Huddersfield's Leroy Cudjoe free to face Widnes
Huddersfield's 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 Tetley's Challenge Cup fifth-round tie win over Leeds but was able to submit an early-guilty plea and avoid a ban.
Cudjoe has not missed a Huddersfield game for two years and only Leeds duo Ryan Hall and Kevin Sinfield have a longer run of successive games.
"I am the type of player who wants to play every week," he said from England's elite training camp in Loughborough. "I don't think I need a break but our coach is smart and he'll make the right call."
Cudjoe's centre partner Joe Wardle though 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.
Elsewhere, London Broncos prop Antonio Kaufusi will lose his ever-present record for his club this year after pleading guilty to a reckless high tackle on James Donaldson during his side's 25-16 Challenge Cup win over Bradford.
He has been handed a two-match ban, while Salford prop Jordan James will miss the clash with Bradford on Friday after accepting a one-match ban for a dangerous tackle on Warrington full-back Brett Hodgson on Sunday.