Huddersfield Giants youngster Ronan Costello "in critical condition"

Huddersfield Giants Academy player Ronan Costello is fighting for his life in hospital after being injured during a game, the club confirms.

Huddersfield Giants academy player Ronan Costello is in a critical condition in hospital after being hurt in an Under-19 match.

Saturday's game against Salford was abandoned and Costello, an 18-year-old who plays in centre and back row, was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

"Huddersfield Giants academy player Ronan Costello remains in a critical condition in Leeds General Infirmary," a club statement said.

"The club respectfully asks that all supporters respect the wish for privacy and sensitivity for the family at such a difficult time."

Costello joined the Giants last year after successful spells at Brighouse Rangers and Lindley Swifts.

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