Super League roundup: Alex Walmsley sent off in St Helens defeat
Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Friday's matches in the Super League.
By Sian Cowper, Reporter Filed: Friday, September 12, 2014 at 22:06 UK
Last Updated: Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 15:22 UK
St Helens have missed the chance to ensure that they finish the season at the top of the Super League table after losing by a single point to Huddersfield Giants, who have secured a top-four finish.
Two tries in just over two minutes from Tom Makinson and JamesRoby put the league leaders in a comfortable position midway through the first half.
However, Alex Walmsley was sent off just three minutes later for a late tackle on Luke Robinson, leaving St Helens a man short for over 50 minutes.
Huddersfield took the lead after the break, but St Helens drew level at 16-16 with 20 minutes to play, before Leroy Cudjoe edged Giants ahead with a drop goal.
St Helens pushed for a last-minute score which would have seen them finish at the top of the league, but they will have to wait for the rest of the weekend's results to see if they head into the playoffs as the top-ranked team.