Huddersfield Giants have recalled prop Anthony Mullally from his loan spell at Bradford Bulls to provide valuable cover for the busy Easter period.
But coach Paul Anderson may lose Scott Grix through suspension.
The vastly-experienced full-back will tonight appear in front of RFL disciplinary chiefs to answer a grade A charge of striking an opponent during Thursday’s 30-6 Super League defeat at Hull FC.
The RFL’s Match Review Panel feel the Ireland international has a case to answer for a first-half challenge on Gareth Ellis.
Grix doesn’t have the right to an Early Guilty Plea as he has already appeared in front of a disciplinary hearing this season after pleading guilty to kicking out during the big win at Bradford Bulls, although he escaped a ban.
A one-match suspension this time around would rule him out of the Good Friday trip to Salford Red Devils, while two matches would mean he misses the Easter Monday clash at home to former club Wakefield.
Those two games in four days is the reason why Anderson was keen to bring back Ireland World Cup prop Mullally – he is currently on a season-long loan with the Bulls – with the Giants using their option of bringing him back when required this weekend.
The 22-year-old front-row forward has been a regular in the Bulls’ Super League side this season, with Bradford boss Francis Cummins delighted with his contribution.
Mullally will prove a valuable addition over a testing period.
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