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Around the Leagues: June 5-9

13th June 2019, 13:25

Around the Leagues: June 5-9

In the latest instalment of Around the Leagues, we take a look at how senior Wales internationals got on with their clubs in the last round of rugby league fixtures.

Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams and Matty Fozard all featured for London Broncos in their dramatic 23-22 win over St Helens in golden point extra time. Regan Grace and Morgan Knowles were in Saints' side, with the former crossing for a try.

Ben Flower started at prop for Wigan Warriors in their 19-18 victory at Hull Kingston Rovers.

Former Wales captain Craig Kopczak, who has now retired from international rugby league, had a run-out for Wakefield Trinity in their 10-0 defeat to Leeds Rhinos. 

Gil Dudson skippered Salford Red Devils in their 35-32 loss at Hull FC.

In the Championship, meanwhile, Dalton Grant was in John Kear's Bradford Bulls side for their 16-0 win over Batley Bulldogs.

Mike Butt, Rhodri Lloyd and Gavin Bennion all starred for Swinton Lions in their 34-14 defeat at home to Toronto Wolfpack, with the former grabbing a brace of tries.

Ben Evans was an interchange for Toulouse Olympique in their 25-18 victory at York City Knights.

Chester Butler and Dan Fleming both featured for Halifax in their 31-8 loss at Leigh Centurions. 

Rob Massam appeared on the wing for North Wales Crusaders in their 48-12 defeat at home to Newcastle Thunder.

Dai Evans, Steve Parry, Morgan Evans, scoring a try, and Ashley Bateman were all in West Wales Raiders' side for their 58-12 loss to Workington Town, who started Calvin Wellington and named try-scorer Sam Hopkins on the bench. Liam Rice-Wilson, who was part of the senior squad for last autumn's internationals, also lined-up for the Raiders.

Earlier in the week, there were a couple of re-arranged 1895 Cup fixtures and twins Connor and Curtis Davies both starred for Halifax in their 52-8 defeat to Sheffield Eagles.

Cobi Green, who has captained Wales at U19s level in the past and will no doubt be hoping to impress Dragons boss Kear, was in the halves for Bradford Bulls as they were beaten 50-6 at Barrow Raiders. 

Over in Australia, Josh Ralph started for Easts Tigers in their 36-4 Queensland Cup loss at Burleigh Bears.

James Olds was on the wing for West Brisbane Panthers in their 38-22 defeat to South Logans Magpies in the Brisbane Premiership. 

Tyson Frizell, capped for Wales in the past and now representing home country Australia, was picked by New South Wales as a starting second-row in their 18-14 State of Origin defeat to Queensland. 

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Article by Ryan Gould

Image by Richard Long