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Around the Leagues: May 10-13

13th May 2018, 17:55

Around the Leagues: May 10-13

National team media manager Ryan Gould reports on how Wales internationals got on with their clubs in the latest round of rugby league fixtures...

Craig Kopczak, who recently announced his retirement from international rugby league, was on the bench for Salford Red Devils in their 22-10 Challenge Cup defeat at Leigh Centurions on Friday night.

Lloyd White was at hooker for Widnes Vikings in their narrow 23-20 loss to Leeds Rhinos as they were knocked out in the sixth round.

Regan Grace started on the left wing, played the full 80 minutes and scored a try (you can see it below) for St Helens in their 36-18 win at Castleford Tigers. 

Morgan Knowles, meanwhile, was an interchange for Saints.

Jake Emmitt and Sam Hopkins were both given run-outs by Toronto Wolfpack in their 66-10 defeat to Warrington Wolves.

Sam Hopkins gets involved in a confrontation during Toronto Wolfpack's defeat at Warrington Wolves

Ben Flower started at prop for Wigan Warriors in their 28-10 win at Hull Kingston Rovers.

In the Championship, Rob Massam featured for Rochdale Hornets in their 48-10 defeat at home to Batley Bulldogs.

Blake Turner, who appeared for Wales' student team at the 2017 World Cup, also turned out for the Hornets.

Four Welsh internationals - Michael Channing, Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams and Ben Evans - were in London Broncos' line-up for their 66-14 win at Sheffield Eagles. 

In League 1, Dalton Grant started on the wing and scored two tries for Bradford Bulls in their comprehensive 54-16 win over London Skolars.

James Geurtjens was named at prop for Coventry Bears in their 58-18 defeat to York City Knights. 

Liam Rice-Wilson and Zak Williams, who have both represented Wales below senior level, were also in action for the Bears. 

Ricky Hough started at hooker for Hemel Stags in their 74-6 defeat at Oldham. 

Gavin Bennion, meanwhile, made a dual-registration appearance for Oldham and grabbed a try in the process. 

Steve Parry, Morgan Evans and Connor Farrer all turned out for West Wales Raiders in their 70-18 defeat to high-flying Doncaster. 

Parry and Farrer both crossed for tries, while a number of players who have represented Wales at various levels were also in action for the Raiders. 

Over in Australia, Ollie Olds played in the halves for Easts Tigers in their 25-18 defeat to Redcliffe Dolphins in the Brisbane Rugby League Premiership (Queensland).



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Caleb Aekins, who was named in John Kear's original train-on squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, started at fullback to Penrith Panthers in their 38-14 win over North Sydney Bears in the Intrust Super Premiership (New South Wales).

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Article by Ryan Gould