INSPIRATIONAL Giants full-back Paul Reilly will play against Bradford Bulls in Sunday's big McAlpine Super League showdown (3.00).
The 27-year-old was last night cleared of striking winger Jason Lee illegally during the Giants' fifth-round Challenge Cup triumph over Doncaster.
RFL disciplinary chiefs found Reilly not gulity of the offence as the video of the incident proved inconclusive.
But what also helped was that Lee sent a letter of support for his Giants rival.
Lee admitted Reilly had caught him accidentally in the throat and there was no malice in the way they collided.
Having Reilly available is obviously a massive boost for head coach Jon Sharp as he prepares to welcome the world club champions this weekend, particularly as the full-back is playing so well.
"Paul's an influential figure on how we play, and it would have been a devastating blow if he had been ruled out," said a delighted Sharp.
"He's in a rich vein of form and we've spent time looking to control his aggression.
"That's been paying off, and if he had copped a ban it would have been a major setback.
"But, fortunately, last night's disciplinary panel did not share the view of the RFL executive committee, who had called him up, that he struck the head of his opponent with the forearm or elbow.
"The video didn't show that, and that was obviously further backed up by the letter from Jason Lee.
"That was a great touch from a fellow professional."
Big Sunday opponents Bradford have also been handed a massive boost with the confirmation that crowd favourite Robbie Paul will definitely play.
The inspirational skipper has featured only once since suffering a broken arm eight months ago. That was in October's Grand Final.
But he has this week been handed the all-clear to resume his playing career.
"I've been told I can play at Huddersfield," he said.
"That's if I'm picked, of course!"
Huddersfield officials have, meanwhile, confirmed their Challenge Cup quarter-final clash with York City Knights at the McAlpine Stadium will take place on Sunday week (March 28).
The club had considered following Wigan's example of switching their last-eight tie with Wakefield to Friday night to avoid a clash with Sunday's two televised games, but that has been ruled out.