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Around the Leagues: August 31-September 2

3rd September 2018, 17:57

Around the Leagues: August 31-September 2

In the latest Around the Leagues report, national team media manager Ryan Gould takes a look at how Wales internationals have been getting on with their clubs...

In Super League, both Regan Grace and Morgan Knowles started for St Helens in their 30-10 defeat to arch rivals Wigan Warriors, who started Ben Flower at prop.

Chester Butler and Dan Fleming featured for Halifax in their 62-4 loss at home to Salford Red Devils in The Qualifiers. 

In the clash between Toronto Woflpack and London Broncos, there were four Wales internationals in action. Jake Emmitt was in the Wolfpack's side, while Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams and Ben Evans all had run-outs for London. Williams and Evans also bagged tries. 

Gil Dudson and Lloyd White, scoring a try, were named in Widnes Vikings' side for their 42-22 defeat at Toulouse Olympique XIII.

In the Championship, Matty Fozard and Matt James started for Sheffield Eagles in their 30-20 loss to Dewsbury Rams. 

Rhodri Lloyd and Andy Bracek featured for Swinton Lions in their vital 23-18 victory over Rochdale Hornets, who named Rob Massam on the wing.

Rhys Evans was in the centres for Leigh Centurions in their 22-4 deficit at Featherstone Rovers.

In League 1, Ashley Bateman was given a run-out for Coventry Bears in their 58-6 defeat at Oldham. Liam Rice-Wilson and Zak Williams, who have featured for Wales below first-team level, also featured for the Bears.

Ben Morris was in the second row for Workington Town in their 18-14 loss at home to York City Knights.

Morgan Evans and Steve Parry both turned out for West Wales Raiders in their 66-0 defeat at North Wales Crusaders. The rest of the Raiders' side was largely made up of Welshmen.

Over in Australia, Josh Ralph started in the halves and grabbed a hat-trick for Easts Tigers in their 32-0 hammering of Northern Pride in the Intrust Super Cup (Queensland) Finals Week 1.

Caleb Aekins, who was named in John Kear's train-on squad for the 2017 World Cup, came up with another fine showing from fullback and scored a try for Penrith Panthers in their 28-18 victory over the Bulldogs in the Intrust Super Premiership (New South Wales) Finals Week 1.

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Article by Ryan Gould

Photographs by Richard Long