Gateshead Thunder 58-20 South Wales Scorpions
Thunder cruise to victory
Sam Bowering scored two second-half tries as Gateshead eased to a 58-24 win over Kingstone Press Championship 1 strugglers South Wales Scorpions.
The hosts got off to a strong start, with Matty Beharrell and Jordan Meads both going over in the opening seven minutes.
The Scorpions hit back with scores from Ian Newbury and Connor Farrer either side of Ben Hardcastle's 15th-minute try, but they could not stop Gateshead from storming to a 32-16 lead at the break.
South Wales' Harrison Elliott opened the second-half scoring in the 50th minute before three scores in 10 minutes from Bowering, Tom Capper and Meads put the game out of sight.
Bowering and Hardcastle both went over in the final 10 minutes, with the latter adding the extras, to take Gateshead's tally to 58.