Scorpions have sting in tail

The South Wales Scorpions were given an almighty fright before they booked their place in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup.

The Championship One side were in all sorts of trouble against Cumbrian amateurs Wath Brow until Greg Callow scored a debut try with 13 minutes left to hand them a 24-22 win.

Lee Waterman stole the show as Doncaster routed Sharlston 57-10.

Without the services of former cup winner Paul Cooke, the Dons turned to Waterman to deliver their points and he did not disappoint, scoring a staggering six tries as well as kicking four goals for a 32-point personal haul.

It took Gateshead until Joe Brown's 70th-minute try to ease clear of York Acorn at the International Stadium, with Brown's score giving the Thunder some breathing space as they ended up 28-20 victors.

In the capital, Leigh emerged from a high-scoring clash with the London Skolars with a 43-26 win.

Seasoned campaigner Stuart Littler scored a hat-trick for the Centurions.

Sheffield, the 1998 winners, also booked their place in the next round with a 58-8 win over Oulton at Wakefield.

In the day's late game, the North Wales Crusaders beat Toulouse 24-10.

Danny Hulme scored a hat-trick for the Welsh side, who ran in seven tries and would have won more handsomely but for their failure to kick a single goal.