EX-SAINTS skipper Paul Sculthorpe completed a gruelling 26-hour Wattbike challenge over the weekend in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation.

Scully completed the feat, with former rugby league player Ewan Dowes also taking part in the challenge.

They were joined during the challenge by others including Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Wayne Godwin Keith Senior and more, with the Rugby AM team following their progress.

An incredible 500.8 miles (806 km) was covered during the challenge.

The 2.6 challenge took place across the country as people took on feats involving those numbers.

And the two-time Man of Steel made sure he chose a challenge worthy of Steve Prescott's legacy.

"After a number of quiet years on the charity challenge fundraising scene, probably since completing the Marathon Des Sables in 2015, I think it is time to get on it!" said Paul.

"As someone who loves training and keeping fit, I have always enjoyed a challenge, especially if it is supporting my good friend, the late great Steve Prescott and his Foundation.

"So, in these unprecedented times we all find ourselves in what better reason and opportunity to support those less fortunate."

A JustGiving page was set up for people to donate, with more than £5,000 already raised.

"Like all charities 2020 so far has been a severely testing time," added Paul.

"With virtually all fundraising events being cancelled and income streams drying up, I want to do everything I can to help the Foundation continue to not only help those in need, but continue to inspire people in the great man’s name."

At the end of the feat, Paul said: "What a day and night alongside Ewan Dowes and JJB. Some dark places at times but we do what we do and push through.

"Thank you so much for everyone’s support and donations and all the ex-players who joined us throughout.

"It was certainly a tough challenge but never in doubt we would smash it!

"A massive shout to Alex Simmons and Rugby AM team for the tech support and all the players and ex-players for coming on Zoom and supporting and entertaining."