Bryant glad to finish with win
Australian forward Mark Bryant signed off from his professional career with a dream ending as London avoided the wooden spoon at Hull KR.
An NRL winner with Manly, Bryant has had no such success since switching to the English game, having played for the Crusaders when they collapsed and latterly with the Broncos in some of their hardest times.
The 32-year-old dined at the top table for one last time on Sunday, though, as he scored a try with seconds left, before adding a career-ending conversion.
"For my career, this is a fairytale ending," he said after a 34-22 win, with his try the clincher.
"The try really made it a fine ending. I don't score many, much to my wife's annoyance, and then to kick the goal really topped it off. It was the first of my professional career so that was nice."
Several brickbats have been thrown at London this season and the club are currently in a state of flux as officials work out a plan for their future, with low crowds and money a real problem.
The youth development of the club is healthy, though - as highlighted by Mason Caton Brown's hat-trick at Hull KR - and Bryant thanked all his team-mates, both young and old, for sending him out on a high.
"It really is fantastic," he added.
"The boys have showed a whole lot of heart and have really made a bad year end on a high.
"For me to go out on a high with a tight win, I will always remember this game. I am so proud."
Hull KR now move on to the play-offs, but they are the only side who were in action on Sunday who do so.
Wakefield and Castleford's seasons are also over, with their campaign ending with a pulsating Yorkshire derby.
Alex Kay's hat-trick try won it for Wakefield 36-32 with seconds to spare, but his club's thoughts now also turn to the balance sheets.
Tim Smith was sold last week and others are expected to follow as new chairman Michael Carter tries to wipe out a £400,000 deficit.
According to coach Richard Agar, though, captain Danny Kirmond will not be one of them.
"We probably have to sell at least one more player, maybe even two. We may lose three, four, five or maybe more," Agar, who will now move on to France's World Cup campaign, said.
"Danny Kirmond I feel is an untouchable one though. He is a Wakefield kid. The chairman has made it clear that we want him to lead us out in a new stadium."