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Rugby League

Woolford accepting of Saints loss

7th September 2019, 12:16 by Bobbie Jackson

Huddersfield Giants remain in relegation danger after boss Simon Woolford admitted St Helens were just too good on Friday.

The relegation battle in the Super League is set to go down to the final day of the campaign with four teams all sat on 20 points.

Wakefield Trinity, Huddersfield, Hull KR and London Broncos are the teams in serious danger of losing their place in the top flight.

Giants always knew Friday's assignment against table-toppers St Helens was likely to be a tough outing and the result went to form.

Saints fielded a strong side and ran out comfortable 48-6 winners at the Totally Wicked Stadium and Woolford insists their task remains the same ahead of facing Catalans Dragons next Friday.

"Nothing changes for us. We have to win next week (against Catalans). If we do that we're safe," Woolford said.

"They were just too good. I don't think they could have fielded a stronger team than they could be. Justin Holbrook picked his full-strength team. We just don't have the quality to match them.

"You could see how much bigger, stronger and faster they were. We found it really hard to handle them. We turned the ball over cheaply when we had our opportunities.

"We knew it was going to be a tough night and a lot of things would have to go our way. There was some intent there early on but Saints scored some disappointing tries which were caused by us getting our numbers wrong."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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