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Around the Leagues: August 15-18

21st August 2019, 17:23

Around the Leagues: August 15-18

In our latest Around the Leagues report, we take a look at how senior Wales internationals got on with their club sides in the rugby league divisions across the world.

Regan Grace scored two tries for St Helens in their 36-20 victory at Leeds Rhinos in Super League.

Former Wales captain Craig Kopczak, who has now retired from international rugby league, started at prop for Wakefield Trinity in their 38-10 win at Hull Kingston Rovers. 

Current Dragons skipper Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams and Matty Fozard all featured for London Broncos in their 17-4 success over Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.

In the Championship, meanwhile, Jake Emmitt was an interchange for Leigh Centurions as they beat Widnes Vikings 34-22. 

Elliott Jenkins in Welsh derby action on his return to Crusaders

Mike Butt, Gavin Bennion and Rhodri Lloyd all starred for Swinton Lions in their 32-12 victory over Halifax, who named both Dan Fleming and Connor Davies in their side. Butt was also on the scoresheet for the Lions. 

Rhys Evans started for John Kear's Bradford Bulls in their 34-10 win at Dewsbury Rams.

Ben Evans was at prop for Toulouse Olympique in their 46-0 success over Batley Bulldogs in a match that was overshadowed by the death of youngster Archie Bruce, who had made his debut for the Bulldogs out in France.

In League 1, Ash Bateman, Steve Parry and Morgan Evans were all in West Wales Raiders' side for their 56-16 defeat at home to North Wales Crusaders in the Welsh derby, with Parry crossing the whitewash in the first-half. Rob Massam and Elliott Jenkins, on the other hand, both had run-outs for Crusaders and the former got on the scoresheet twice. 

Over in Australia, Lloyd White started in the halves for Mackay Cutters as they lost 32-10 to Norths Devils in the Queensland Cup.

James Olds kicked two goals for West Brisbane Panthers in their 21-20 success over Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the Brisbane Premiership.

Tyson Frizell, who has now switched to play for home country Australia, starred for St George Illawarra Dragons as they were beaten 18-12 by Cronulla Sharks in the NRL. 

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Article by Ryan Gould

Images by Richard Long