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Around the Leagues: April 6-8

8th April 2018, 18:23

Around the Leagues: April 6-8

In the latest instalment of Around the Leagues, national team media manager Ryan Gould reports on how Wales internationals got on in the most recent round of fixtures.

On Friday night, Regan Grace played 80 minutes for St Helens on the left wing in their 26-12 win over Hull FC at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Morgan Knowles (pictured above) also featured for Saints, making an appearance off the interchange bench. 

Gil Dudson started at prop for Widnes Vikings in their 31-12 defeat at Hull Kingston Rovers on Saturday evening. 

Over in France, Ben Flower was in action for Wigan Warriors in their 32-23 comeback victory over Catalans Dragons. 

In the Championship, Jake Emmitt started at prop for Toronto Wolfpack in their 26-18 win at Batley Bulldogs. 

Sam Hopkins, meanwhile, was named on the bench for the Wolfpack.

Danny Ansell played in the halves for Dewsbury Rams in their 46-18 defeat at Featherstone Rovers.

There were four internationals in action in the clash between Halifax and London Broncos.

Elliot Kear and Rhys Williams both started and scored for the Broncos, while Chester Butler and Dan Fleming were given run-outs for Halifax. 

Sion Jones, who has represented Wales below first-team level, was also in the Halifax side. 

Rhys Evans, grabbing a try, and Larne Patrick featured for Leigh Centurions in their 68-10 victory over Rochdale Hornets.

For the Hornets, Rob Massam started on the left wing and played the full 80 minutes. 

Meanwhile, four internationals played in the encounter between Swinton Lions and Sheffield Eagles.

Rhodri Lloyd, Gavin Bennion and Andy Bracek all featured for the Lions, while Matty Fozard started at loose forward for Sheffield.

Marcus Webb, an international for Wales' students side and a prospect for the future, also lined up and grabbed a try for Swinton in their 19-18 defeat. 

In League 1, there were two internationals - Morgan Evans and Connor Farrer - in action for West Wales Raiders in their 76-8 loss at London Skolars. 

A number of players who have represented Wales at other levels also featured for the Raiders. 

Paul Emanuelli, kicking two goals, and James Geurtjens both played for Coventry Bears in their 44-12 defeat to Whitehaven.

The Bears also named Zak Williams and Liam Rice-Wilson, who have featured for Wales below the senior international side, in their starting thirteen.

Elsewhere, Ricky Hough started at hooker for Hemel Stags in their 80-10 loss at Keighley Cougars.

After his loan switch from St Helens, Ben Morris made his debut for the Cougars and recorded a try.

Dalton Grant played 80 minutes on the wing for Bradford Bulls in their agonising 17-16 defeat at Workington Town.

Over in Australia, Penrith Panthers' Caleb Aekins, who was named in John Kear's original train-on squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, started at fullback in the 36-22 win over the Mounties in the Intrust Super Premiership. 

Ollie Olds featured in the halves for Easts Tigers in their 32-16 defeat to Redcliffe Dolphins in the Intrust Super Cup. 

Head back to next week for the latest Around the Leagues report. 

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