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Around the Leagues: March 14-17

18th March 2019, 07:21

Around the Leagues: March 14-17

In our latest Around the Leagues report, we take a look at how senior Wales internationals have been getting on with their clubs throughout the divisions.

In Super League, both Morgan Knowles and Regan Grace started for St Helens in their 40-12 win at Huddersfield Giants.

Former Wales captain Craig Kopczak, who retired from international rugby league following the 2017 World Cup, was on the bench for Wakefield Trinity in their 32-12 victory at Hull FC.

Current skipper Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams and Matty Fozard all starred in London Broncos' stunning 18-16 success at Leeds Rhinos, with Fozard's late try getting London's comeback going. 

Gil Dudson started at prop for Salford Red Devils in their narrow 24-20 defeat at Castleford Tigers.

In the Championship, Rhys Evans featured for John Kear's Bradford Bulls in their 25-20 loss at Widnes Vikings.

Dan Fleming scored a try in Halifax's 38-16 defeat at York City Knights. 

Mike Butt and Gavin Bennion both started for Swinton Lions in their 24-12 loss to Featherstone Rovers, with Bennion also getting on the scoresheet.

Ben Evans had a run-out for Toulouse Olympique XIII as they beat Barrow Raiders 50-0 in France. 

Matt James featured for Sheffield Eagles in their 16-13 victory at Dewsbury Rams.

Josh Ralph in action for Easts Tigers in the Intrust Super (Queensland) Cup

In League 1, both Elliott Jenkins and Rob Massam were involved in North Wales Crusaders' 22-12 defeat to Hunslet, with Jenkins grabbing his first try in a Crusaders shirt. 

Dai Evans, Chris Vitalini and Ashley Bateman all started for West Wales Raiders in their 56-6 loss at Newcastle Thunder. Liam Rice-Wilson, who was part of the senior Wales squad for last autumn's European Championship and 2021 World Cup qualifiers, was also in the Raiders' side.

Sam Hopkins featured for Workington Town in their 22-0 win over Siddal in the third round of the Challenge Cup. 

Out in Australia, Josh Ralph was in the halves for top-of-the-table Easts Tigers in their 30-12 Intrust Super (Queensland) Cup success over the Devils. 

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Article by Ryan Gould

Images by Richard Long and QRL Media