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Around the Leagues: May 31-June 3

4th June 2018, 17:36

Around the Leagues: May 31-June 3

How did Wales internationals get on with their clubs in the latest round of rugby league fixtures? National team media manager Ryan Gould has a report...

In the Challenge Cup, Rhys Evans featured for Leigh Centurions in their 52-22 defeat at Leeds Rhinos in the quarter-finals on Friday night.

Ben Flower started at prop for Wigan Warriors in their 23-0 loss at Warrington Wolves.

On Sunday, meanwhile, both Regan Grace and Morgan Knowles were action for St Helens in their 25-22 victory over Hull FC.

Grace also bagged two tries in the first-half as Saints established a 23-12 half-time lead. The first was an acrobatic effort in the corner.

In the Championship, Chester Butler put in a man-of-the-match and scored a try for Halifax in their 32-18 win at Batley Bulldogs.

Dan Fleming, on the other hand, started at prop for 'Fax, who moved up to third in the table with victory.

There were three internationals who featured in the re-arranged round five clash between Swinton Lions and Rochdale Hornets.

Rhodri Lloyd, scoring two tries, and Andy Bracek were both in Swinton's line-up, while Rob Massam was named on the wing and grabbed a try for Rochdale.

In League 1, Gavin Bennion was in action for Oldham, his dual-registration club, as they beat Doncaster 32-12.

Steve Parry and Morgan Evans were both in West Wales Raiders' side for 82-20 defeat at home to Newcastle Thunder.

A number of players who have represented Wales below first-team level were also given run-outs.

Caleb Aekins, who was named in John Kear's train-on squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, started at fullback for Penrith Panthers in their 16-16 draw with the Roos in the Intrust Super Premiership (New South Wales).

Ollie Olds, meanwhile, was at hooker for Easts Tigers in their 30-12 victory over PNG Hunters in the Intrust Super Cup (Queensland).

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

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Article by Ryan Gould

Photography by Richard Long