Super League: England's Leroy Cudjoe cleared at Widnes for 50th straight Huddersfield game
Huddersfield's England centre Leroy Cudjoe has been cleared to make his 50th consecutive appearance for the Giants.
Last Updated: 14/05/13 6:48pm
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.