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Around the Leagues: March 21-24

27th March 2019, 08:30

Around the Leagues: March 21-24

We take a look at how senior Wales internationals got on with their club sides in the latest round of rugby league fixtures.

In Super League, former Wales captain Craig Kopczak, who retired from international rugby league following the 2017 World Cup, was an interchange for Wakefield Trinity in their 34-32 defeat to Warrington Wolves.

Regan Grace and Morgan Knowles both started for St Helens in their emphatic 42-12 victory at Castleford Tigers, with the former getting on the scoresheet in the first-half.

Gil Dudson was in Salford Red Devils' side for their 30-22 defeat to Wigan Warriors, who named Ben Flower on the bench.

Skipper Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams and Matty Fozard all featured for London Broncos in their narrow 28-24 loss to Hull FC, with both Kear and Williams crossing for tries.

In the Championship, Ben Morris played at centre for Rochdale Hornets in their 50-4 defeat to Widnes Vikings.

Dan Fleming was an interchange for Halifax in their 48-12 loss to Toronto Wolfpack. 

Mike Butt and Gavin Bennion both grabbed tries for Swinton Lions in their 33-26 win at Barrow Raiders.

Rhys Evans started and scored for Bradford Bulls in their 26-12 success over Leigh Centurions, who named Jake Emmitt on the bench.

Matt James had a run-out for Sheffield Eagles in their 24-16 win at York City Knights. 

In League 1, Rob Massam started on the wing for North Wales Crusaders in their 24-22 loss at Keighley Cougars.

Ashley Bateman and Chris Vitalini both featured for West Wales Raiders in their 30-16 defeat to Whitehaven. Liam Rice-Wilson, who was part of John Kear's squad for last autumn's European Championship and 2021 World Cup qualifiers, was also in the Raiders' side. 

Sam Hopkins scored a try from the bench for Workington Town in their 32-30 win over Newcastle Thunder. 

Out in Australia, Josh Ralph started in the halves for Easts Tigers in their 22-20 victory over Ipswich Jets in the Intrust Super Cup (Queensland).

James Olds crossed for two tries in West Brisbane Panthers' 26-6 success over Redcliffe Dolphins in the Brisbane Premiership.

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Article by Ryan Gould

Photo by Richard Long