Huddersfield Giants Receive Boost: Elliot Wallis Cleared After RFL Review

Huddersfield Giants Avoid Setback as Elliot Wallis Cleared by RFL Match Review Panel

Huddersfield, UK – In an ill-tempered Super League clash against Salford Red Devils on Friday night, the Huddersfield Giants suffered a narrow defeat despite a late comeback. However, the West Yorkshire side has now received a significant boost ahead of their upcoming fixtures.

The Giants’ winger, Elliot Wallis, was sent off during the match for an alleged headbutt on Salford’s Tim Lafai. The incident caused considerable uproar among fans, who claimed the sport was becoming worse than football for diving and soft red cards.

“the player moves in towards the opponent with his head, but there is no butting motion.”

Fortunately for the Giants, the RFL Match Review Panel has now made a surprising decision, concluding that Wallis did not actually headbutt his opponent. This ruling comes as a welcome relief for the Giants, who are currently eighth in the Super League table, just two points behind Leeds Rhinos in seventh place. They now face a crucial run of home fixtures, including matches against Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors, as they push for a playoff spot.

Huddersfield head coach Ian Watson had previously questioned the decision to send off Wallis, stating that he was unsure what the video referee had seen to warrant the dismissal. Watson’s comments have now been vindicated by the Match Review Panel’s findings.

The Giants will be hoping that this positive outcome for Wallis will provide a much-needed boost as they look to bounce back from consecutive defeats against St Helens and Salford. With no further action taken against the winger, Huddersfield can now focus on their upcoming challenges without the added burden of a suspension.

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