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Around the Leagues: Good Friday

30th March 2018, 11:49

Around the Leagues: Good Friday

In the latest edition of Around the Leagues, national team media manager Ryan Gould looks at how Wales internationals got on with their clubs on Good Friday.

Regan Grace played 80 minutes on the wing and scored a try, as shown in the video below, in St Helens' 21-18 derby victory over Wigan Warriors.

Morgan Knowles came off the bench for Saints, Ben Flower started at prop for Wigan. 

Gil Dudson made his comeback from injury and played for the first time in 2018 in Widnes Vikings' 32-18 defeat at Warrington Wolves.

Wales skipper Craig Kopczak started for Salford Red Devils in their 32-16 win over Catalans Dragons.

In the Championship, Rhys Williams was on the wing for London Broncos in their first defeat of 2018 against Toulouse Olympique XIII.

Rhodri Lloyd and Andy Bracek both started for Swinton Lions in their 40-10 defeat at home to Leigh Centurions.

Marcus Webb, who has played below senior international level for Wales and will be hoping to catch the attention of John Kear, was also in the Lions side.

Rhys Williams, meanwhile, started at centre in the same game for the Centurions.

In the clash between Sheffield Eagles and Rochdale Hornets, there were three internationals in action.

Matty Fozard, scoring a try, and Matt James played for Sheffield, while Rob Massam started on the wing and grabbed a four-pointer for Rochdale. 

For Toronto Wolfpack, Jake Emmitt and Sam Hopkins both featured in their 24-16 win at Featherstone Rovers. 

Halfback Danny Ansell has recently joined Dewsbury Rams and came off the bench in their 18-10 defeat at neighbours Batley Bulldogs.

Chester Butler and Dan Fleming were both in action for Halifax in their 30-4 win over Barrow Raiders.

Meanwhile, a prospect for the future Sion Jones was an interchange and grabbed a try for Halifax.

Steve Parry in action for West Wales during the Welsh derby

In League 1, Ricky Hough started at hooker in Hemel Stags' narrow 18-12 defeat at home to London Skolars.

Steve Parry and Connor Farrer, crossing for a try, were both in action for West Wales Raiders in their 54-6 Welsh derby defeat to North Wales Crusaders.

A number of other players who have represented Wales at various other levels also featured.  

For Coventry Bears, Paul Emanuelli and James Geurtjens both played in the 32-18 defeat to Newcastle Thunder. 

Zak Williams, who was named in the train-on squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, also featured for Coventry, while internationals for Wales' other representative sides were in the side. 

Dalton Grant started on the wing and grabbed a brace of tries in Bradford Bulls' 30-12 win over Oldham.

Over in Australia, meanwhile, Caleb Aekins, who was in the train-on squad for the 2017 World Cup, started at fullback in Penrith Panthers' 36-12 defeat to Newtown Jets in the Intrust Super Premiership.

Check back at on Tuesday to read the Around the Leagues report on performances in the Easter Monday fixtures. 

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Images by Richard Long and Lewis Mitchell