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Around the Leagues: how did Wales internationals get on with their clubs?

18th March 2018, 17:32

Around the Leagues: how did Wales internationals get on with their clubs?

In the latest instalment of Around the Leagues, national team media manager Ryan Gould takes a look at how Wales internationals have been performing for their clubs.

Wales skipper Craig Kopczak started at prop for Salford Red Devils in their 24-8 victory over Hull FC on Friday night.

Elsewhere, Regan Grace played 80 minutes on the left wing for St Helens in their first defeat of the season against Leeds Rhinos. 

In the fourth round of the Challenge Cup, both Sam Hopkins and Jake Emmitt were named on the bench for Toronto Wolfpack in their 56-6 win at amateur side Kells on Friday night.

On Saturday, meanwhile, Rob Massam grabbed two tries and the man-of-the-match award for Rochdale Hornets in their 20-8 win over Normanton Knights, broadcasted live on the BBC Sport website

Finally, on Sunday, Matt James and Matty Fozard, who scored a try, started for Sheffield Eagles in their 28-16 Challenge Cup defeat at Barrow Raiders. 

For Leigh Centurions, Rhys Evans played the full match on the wing in his side's narrow 8-4 win at Batley Bulldogs. 

Elliot Kear, making his first start of the season on his return from injury, played at fullback for London Broncos, who also named Rhys Williams, scoring a double, in their 22-20 success at League 1 Workington Town.

Andy Bracek and Rhodri Lloyd appeared for Swinton Lions in their 26-12 loss against York City Knights, with the later crossing for a try. 

Over in Australia, Josh Ralph started in the halves for Easts Tigers in their 34-20 defeat to Valley Diehards in the Brisbane Rugby League Premiership. However, he picked up an injury and has had to have surgery on a broken jaw. 

Ollie Olds also appeared alongside Ralph in the Tigers' side, playing his first match in almost a year after undergoing surgery and missing the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. 

Meanwhile, Caleb Aekins, who was named in Wales' train-on squad for the World Cup, started at fullback and played the full 80 minutes for Penrith Panthers in their 30-24 win over North Sydney Bears in the Intrust Super Premiership.

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

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