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Around the Leagues: April 12-15

16th April 2018, 11:40

Around the Leagues: April 12-15

In Around the Leagues, national team media manager Ryan Gould reports on how Wales internationals got on in the latest round of rugby league fixtures.

Craig Kopczak skippered Salford Red Devils and was on the interchange bench in their important 30-12 victory at Huddersfield Giants. 

Regan Grace started on the wing and played 80 minutes for St Helens in their narrow 24-20 defeat at Wakefield Trinity. Morgan Knowles, meanwhile, came off the bench for Saints. 

In the Championship clash between Halifax and Swinton Lions, there were five internationals in action.

Chester Butler scored a try at centre and Dan Fleming was a substitute for 'Fax, while Rhodri Lloyd, Andy Bracek and Gavin Bennion all featured for the Lions. 

Sion Jones and Marcus Webb - two players who have represented Wales below first-team level - also made appearances for Halifax and Swinton respectively, with the later grabbing a try. 

London Broncos gave run-outs to three Welshmen in their 30-15 win at Rochdale Hornets on Friday evening as Elliot Kear, Michael Channing and Rhys Williams all started in the backs. 

Blake Turner, who has played for Wales' student side, was named on Rochdale's bench, but he wasn't used in the game. 

In Sheffield Eagles' 72-20 defeat to Leigh Centurions, Matty Fozard started at loose forward. 

Elsewhere, Sam Hopkins featured in Toronto Wolfpack's 23-12 win at Batley Dewsbury Rams from the interchange bench. 

In League 1, Dalton Grant started on the left wing and played the full match for Bradford Bulls in their 52-6 success over Coventry Bears.

For the Bears, meanwhile, Paul Emanuelli and James Geurtjens both started and Zak Williams, who was named in John Kear's train-on squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, played at nine. 

Ben Morris started at second row in his second game with Keighley Cougars against Oldham after joining on loan from St Helens. 

Lewis Reece scored two tries as an interchange for Whitehaven in their 84-6 win over West Wales Raiders. 

For the Raiders, on the other hand, Morgan Evans was at prop, while the remainder of the side was made up largely of young Welsh players. 

Ricky Hough started at hooker for Hemel Stags in their 60-0 defeat at Doncaster. 

Caleb Aekins, who is eligible to play for the Dragons through heritage, started at fullback for Penrith Panthers in their 34-16 win over Cantebury Bulldogs in the Intrust Super Premiership.

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

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