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Around the Leagues: May 24-27

28th May 2018, 14:40

Around the Leagues: May 24-27

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

In Super League on Thursday night, both Regan Grace and Morgan Knowles featured for St Helens in their 40-18 win at Castleford Tigers. 

On Friday night, Ben Flower started at prop for Wigan Warriors in their 24-8 defeat at Hull Kingston Rovers. 

Former Wales captain Craig Kopczak, who recently announced his retirement from international rugby league, was in Salford Red Devils' side for their 24-16 loss to Huddersfield Giants. 

At the Championship's Summer Bash, Matty Fozard turned out for Sheffield Eagles in their 38-22 success over Barrow Raiders.

Matty Fozard walks out for Sheffield Eagles at the Summer Bash in Blackpool

Chester Butler and Dan Fleming were in Halifax's side as they beat Featherstone Rovers 24-18 in a fantastic encounter. 

Both Jake Emmitt and Sam Hopkins started for Toronto Wolfpack in their narrow 28-26 win over Leigh Centurions. 

Andy Bracek and Rhodri Lloyd were given run-outs for Swinton Lions in their crucial 38-12 victory over Rochdale Hornets, who started Rob Massam on the wing.

Four Wales internationals - Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams, Michael Channing and Ben Evans - featured for London Broncos in their 40-28 defeat to Toulouse Olympique XIII. Williams scored a brace of tries and Evans grabbed one.

In League 1, Dalton Grant started on the wing and scored two tries for Bradford Bulls in their 68-0 win at Hemel Stags.

Steve Parry and Morgan Evans both started for West Wales Raiders in their 86-0 defeat at Hunslet. A number of players who have represented Wales below first-team level also featured.

James Geurtjens and Ashley Bateman were in Coventry Bears' side for their 42-6 loss at North Wales Crusaders. Zak Williams and Liam Rice-Wilson, who were in Wales' student side for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, were in action as well.

Caleb Aekins, who was named in John Kear's train-on squad for the World Cup, started at fullback for Penrith Panthers in their 34-14 win over the Mounties in the Intrust Super Premiership (New South Wales). 

Ollie Olds, meanwhile, played at hooker for Easts Tigers in their 54-16 win at Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the Intrust Super Cup (Queensland). 

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

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Article by Ryan Gould