Scorpions coach Anthony Seibold said: “We look forward to having Gateshead come to South Wales as there is already a healthy rivalry between the two clubs due to our bases both being away from the traditional areas of the game.”
Gateshead Director of Rugby Chris Hood said: “The amount of talent they’ve got in South Wales, and the link they’ve got with the Super League club, means the Scorpions have a perfect set up for them at this stage. They’ll only get stronger and stronger as time goes on.”
He added: “Their go-forward is very strong. They’ve got a good pack and some good pivots.
“The key thing for us is to control the ruck and win the collisions both offensively and defensively. We can’t give away cheap ball and sloppy penalties.”