University of Gloucestershire All Golds 22-28 Gateshead Thunder
Clarke decides thriller
Rhys Clarke's late converted try gave Gateshead Thunder a thrilling 28-22 Kingstone Press Championship 1 victory over University of Gloucestershire All Golds at The Prince of Wales Stadium.
A pair of tries from Paul Stamp, both converted by Ben Hardcastle, put Thunder 12-0 up before the All Golds battled back with a try from Scott Claridge on the stroke of half-time. Matthew Bradley added the extras.
Sam Te'o then went over 10 minutes into the second half and Bradley's goal levelled the scores.
And the hosts went ahead for the first time three minutes later with a James Ward try, again bettered by Bradley.
But back came Gateshead and tries from Joe Brown and Clarke, with Hardcastle converting the latter saw them reclaim their lead.
Jarrod Ward then went over with eight minutes to go to level the scores before Clarke's second try of the afternoon, converted by Matty Beharrell claimed victory.