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Hypothermia fears end game

A Kingstone Press Championship One game was called off on Sunday after players required treatment for "hypothermia-like symptoms".

The third-tier fixture between South Wales Scorpions and Oldham was abandoned after 72 minutes by referee Adam Gill as the players from both sides suffered in cold conditions in Bridgend.

Oldham had been leading 18-4 when it was called off.

"On 72 minutes referee Adam Gill called a halt to proceedings as many players were suffering from hypothermia-like symptoms," a match report on the Scorpions' official website read.

"It was a shame for the 458-strong crowd, many of whom were Maesteg locals, but the rain had been pouring down from kick-off and soon what was a shower turned into a full-blown monsoon making any attractive rugby impossible.

"When both physios were called on to treat a number of players, the referee ended things and the Rugby Football League will decide later this week whether the result will stand."