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Around the Leagues: June 20-24

25th June 2018, 18:11

Around the Leagues: June 20-24

In the latest Around the Leagues report, national team media manager Ryan Gould takes a look at how Wales internationals have been getting on with their clubs...

On Friday night, Ben Flower started at prop for Wigan Warriors in their 19-18 defeat at Castleford Tigers.

Gil Dudson made his return to action for Widnes Vikings as they fell to a 44-22 deficit at Wakefield Trinity.

In the Championship, Matty Fozard and Matt James were both in Sheffield Eagles' side for their 40-6 loss at home to Featherstone Rovers.

Jake Emmitt was an interchange for Toronto Wolfpack in their 64-0 victory over Barrow Raiders.

Danny Ansell was in the halves for Dewsbury Rams in their 58-12 defeat to Leigh Centurions, who named Rhys Evans in the centres. 

Chester Butler continues to impress in the Championship and put in a man-of-the-match display in Halifax's 50-12 victory over Batley Bulldogs. 

Dan Fleming was also a starting prop for 'Fax, who remain in the top four and have a good chance of making The Qualifiers this year.

Five Wales internationals in total featured in the clash between London Broncos and Swinton Lions.

Rhys Williams, Elliot Kear and Ben Evans were all in action for London, with the first two grabbing a try each.

Swinton, on the other hand, named Rhodri Lloyd in the centres and started Andy Bracek at prop.

Rob Massam was on the wing for Rochdale Hornets in their 70-14 defeat to Toulouse Olympique XIII.

Blake Turner, who featured for Wales' student team at the 2017 World Cup and who was previously on North Wales Crusaders' books, was an interchange for the Hornets. 

In League 1, Steve Parry scored a try at hooker for West Wales Raiders in their 66-6 defeat to Whitehaven.

Aled Davies, another member of Wales' student team at the 2017 World Cup who has recently signed professional terms with Crusaders, was in Anthony Murray's 19-man squad for the trip to London Skolars, but he didn't feature on the day.

Dalton Grant played the full 80 minutes on the wing for Bradford Bulls in their 56-14 success over Doncaster.

Paul Emanuelli and James Geurtjens were both in Coventry Bears' side for their trip to Newcastle Thunder.

Other players who have represented Wales below first-team level were also in action for the Bears.

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

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Article by Ryan Gould

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