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Pre-season focus: January 19-20

22nd January 2019, 07:13

Pre-season focus: January 19-20

Wales Rugby League's official website checks up on how senior internationals got on with their clubs in the latest round of pre-season fixtures ahead of the new rugby league campaign.

Regan Grace and Morgan Knowles both started for St Helens in their 28-18 win over Hull FC, which doubled as Jonny Lomax's testimonal. Grace also bagged a try, finishing acrobatically in the corner.

Gil Dudson came off the bench for Salford Red Devils in their 28-18 defeat to Wigan Warriors, who named Ben Flower at prop. 

In the clash between Swinton Lions and North Wales Crusaders, there were four internationals in action. Mike Butt, crossing for a try, Rhodri Lloyd and Gavin Bennion all featured for Swinton, while Rob Massam started on the wing for Crusaders. Aled Davies, who has been capped for Wales below first-team level, was also at fullback for North Wales. 

Wales skipper Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams and Matty Fozard were all named in London Broncos' side for their 64-6 success at Doncaster, with Kear crossing for a try early on in the match.

James Mason, who was named in John Kear's train-on squad for last autumn's European Championship and World Cup qualifiers, was on the bench for Coventry Bears in their 20-16 loss to a Leeds Rhinos side.

Jake Emmitt was an interchange for Toronto Wolfpack in their 24-14 defeat at Hull Kingston Rovers.

Ben Morris, grabbing a four-pointer, and Elliott Jenkins both featured for Rochdale Hornets in their 24-8 deficit to neighbours Oldham.

Rhys Evans started for John Kear's Bradford Bulls in their 14-12 success at Batley Bulldogs, lifting the Yorkshire Cup.

Marcus Webb, who has featured for Wales below the first-team in the past, scored a try in Hunslet's 40-12 victory over local amateur club Hunslet Club Parkside. 

Dan Fleming and Curtis Davies both turned out for Halifax in their 18-18 draw with Featherstone Rovers.

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Article by Ryan Gould

Images by Richard Long