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Around the Leagues: June 14-17

18th June 2018, 21:47

Around the Leagues: June 14-17

How did Wales internationals get on with their clubs in the last round of rugby league fixtures? Here is the latest Around the Leagues report...

On Thursday night in Super League, former Wales captain Craig Kopczak, who recently announced his retirement from international rugby league, came off the bench for Salford Red Devils in their 26-12 victory over Widnes Vikings.

Regan Grace and Morgan Knowles, meanwhile, both featured for St Helens in their entertaining 23-22 win at Leeds Rhinos on Friday night.

Ben Flower started at prop for Wigan Warriors in their 14-10 success over Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.

In the Championship, four Wales internationals were in action in the clash between London Broncos and Rochdale Hornets.

Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams and Ben Evans, scoring a try, all featured for London, while Rob Massam started on the wing for the Hornets.

For Halifax's 46-4 win at Swinton Lions, Chester Butler and Dan Fleming were both in the line-up and crossed for a try. 

Andy Bracek and Rhodri Lloyd, on the other hand, were named in the Swinton side. 

Sam Hopkins was an interchange for Toronto Wolfpack in their 64-12 win at home to Dewsbury Rams, who started Danny Ansell in the halves.

Rhys Evans starred in Leigh Centurions' vital 18-16 win at Toulouse Olympique XIII, one of the Championship's front runners. 

Matt James and Matty Fozard both started and scored for Sheffield Eagles in their 38-20 success at Batley Bulldogs.

In League 1, Paul Emanuelli, James Geurtjens and Ashley Bateman all featured for Coventry Bears in their 40-16 loss at Hunslet.

Zak Williams, who has represented Wales at student level, was also in action for the Bears.

Dalton Grant started on the wing for Bradford Bulls as they maintained their place at the top of the division with a 27-20 victory at Whitehaven.

A number of Welsh youngsters were in West Wales Raiders' side for the 94-0 loss at Keighley Cougars. 

Over in Australia, Ollie Olds was in Easts Tigers' side for their 26-22 win over Central Queensland Capras in the Intrust Super Cup (Queensland).

Josh Ralph, meanwhile, featured for the Tigers in their Brisbane Rugby League Premiership clash with Valley Diehards. 

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 18-16 win over the Bulldogs in the Intrust Super Premiership (New South Wales).

Check next week for the latest Around the Leagues report.

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Article by Ryan Gould