Scorpions lose ill-tempered clash at Hornets but Crusaders win

South Wales Scorpions lost 42-12 in a hostile match at Rochdale Hornets which saw five players receive a red card.

Four sendings off were on the half-time hooter when a mass brawl started, while the fifth was mid-way through the second half as the hostility continued.

There was a better mood and result for North Wales Crusaders, who had a seven-try 40-22 win over London Skolars.

Crusaders climb to sixth place in Co-Operative Championship 1 while Scorpions remain one place from bottom.