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Around the Leagues: May 3-6

7th May 2018, 10:54

Around the Leagues: May 3-6

In the latest Around the Leagues round-up, national team media manager Ryan Gould takes a look at how Wales internationals got on with their clubs last weekend...

Both Morgan Knowles and Regan Grace featured for Saints in their 26-12 victory over Catalans Dragons on Friday night, scoring one and two tries respectively. 

Ben Flower started at prop for Wigan Warriors in their 30-0 win at home to Salford Red Devils, who named Craig Kopczak in their side and handed a Super League debut to Gavin Bennion. 

Lloyd White played at hooker for Widnes Vikings in their 28-18 defeat at Huddersfield Giants.

In the Championship, Matty Fozard and Matt James were given run-outs by Sheffield Eagles in their 42-6 defeat to Halifax. 

For 'Fax, Dan Fleming and Chester Butler, grabbing two tries, both started, while a prospect for the future Sion Jones was on the bench. 

Four internationals - Michael Channing, Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams and Ben Evans - all featured for London Broncos in their 40-30 defeat to Leigh Centurions, with Williams and Evans scoring one try apiece.

Rhys Evans, meanwhile, went head-to-head with his brother in a Leigh shirt and also grabbed a try.

Blake Turner, who has represented Wales below first-team level, started for Rochdale Hornets in their 37-32 win at Dewsbury Rams.

Jake Emmitt and Sam Hopkins both turned out for Toronto Wolfpack in their 62-14 success over Swinton Lions.

The Lions, on the other hand, played Rhodri Lloyd in the second row.

In League 1, Dalton Grant scored two tries for Bradford Bulls in their 124-0 victory over West Wales Raiders at Odsal.

The Raiders started Steve Parry at hooker, while other players who have represented Wales at various levels featured. 

Lewis Reece was an interchange for Whitehaven in their 25-22 defeat at home to North Wales Crusaders.

Paul Emanuelli, James Geurtjens and Ashley Bateman all started for Coventry Bears in their 98-6 defeat at Keighley Cougars.

Rhys Gant, scoring a try, and Zak Williams have both represented Wales and were also in action for the Bears.

Hemel Stags started Ricky Hough at hooker in their 60-12 defeat at home to Workington Town.

Over in Australia, Ollie Olds started in the halves for Easts Tigers in their Brisbane Rugby League Premiership defeat to Wests Panthers, for whom his brother plays.

Check back at next week for the latest Around the Leagues report.

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