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Around the Leagues: July 12-14

16th July 2018, 18:20

Around the Leagues: July 12-14

In the latest Around the Leagues report, national team media manager Ryan Gould looks at how Wales internationals are getting on with their clubs...

In Super League, Regan Grace and Morgan Knowles were both in action for St Helens in their 34-18 win at Hull FC on Friday night.

Ben Flower started at prop for Wigan Warriors in their 20-12 loss at Huddersfield Giants.

Gil Dudson (pictured above) was in Widnes Vikings' side for their narrow 26-24 defeat at home to Hull Kingston Rovers.

In the Championship clash between London Broncos and Halifax, four Wales internationals featured as the southerners won 20-18. Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams and Ben Evans all started for London, while Chester Butler was in Halifax's side. Williams and Evans also got on the scoresheet. 

Rhodri Lloyd and Andy Bracek both featured for Swinton Lions in their 60-4 defeat to Featherstone Rovers.

Sam Hopkins was at loose-forward for Toronto Wolfpack, who have already topped the Championship, in their comfortable 64-18 win over Batley Bulldogs in Canada.

Gavin Bennion and Rob Massam, scoring two tries, started for Rochdale Hornets in their 54-32 defeat at home to Leigh Centurions. 

Matt James and Matty Fozard, grabbing one try, were both in action for Sheffield Eagles in their crucial 30-28 victory over Dewsbury Rams.

In League 1, Steve Parry started in the halves and crossed the whitewash for West Wales Raiders in their 102-6 defeat at Doncaster. A number of other young Welsh players were also in the side.

James Geurtjens and Ashley Bateman both featured for Coventry Bears in their 20-18 win over Hemel Stags. Zak Williams, who has represented Wales below first-team level in the past, was also in the Bears' side.

Dalton Grant played the full 80 minutes for Bradford Bulls in their 36-16 victory over Hunslet in a Yorkshire derby.

Ben Morris was in the second-row for Workington Town in their agonising 24-22 defeat to arch rivals Whitehaven.

Caleb Aekins, who was named in John Kear's train-on squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, made his NRL debut for Penrith Panthers in their 24-12 defeat to Cronulla Sharks. He ran an impressive 303 metres from fullback.

Josh Ralph was in Easts Tigers' side for their 20-18 defeat to Souths Logan Magpies in the Brisbane Rugby League Premiership.

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

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Article by Ryan Gould

Image by Richard Long