Gateshead captain Jason Payne excited by double header

Gateshead skipper Jason Payne is upbeat going into the play-off game against Hemel Stags in Championship One.

The game takes place at Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park.

Falcons, who play London Irish in the Premiership at 15:00 BST, took over Thunder earlier in the season and will stage the Hemel game on the back of the fixture at 18:00 BST.

The winner of the fixture will go on to contest the semi-finals with a view to making the play-off final on 5 October.

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