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Around the Leagues: April 18-22

24th April 2019, 17:14

Around the Leagues: April 18-22

We take a look at how Wales internationals got on with their clubs throughout the rugby league divisions over the Easter weekend.

In Super League, Morgan Knowles and Regan Grace appeared for St Helens in both their 36-10 victory over arch rivals Wigan Warriors and 62-16 win over Hull FC. Grace also grabbed a hat-trick in the Wigan clash.

Ben Flower, on the other hand, was named in Wigan's side against Saints.

Gil Dudson featured for Salford Red Devils in their 36-12 success at Warrington Wolves and 30-26 defeat at home to Wigan.

Former captain Craig Kopczak, who retired from international rugby league following the 2017 World Cup, turned out for Wakefield Trinity in the 28-16 loss at neighbours Castleford Tigers and the 26-24 victory over Leeds Rhinos. 

Rhys Williams was involved in both London Broncos' 39-6 defeat at home to Catalans Dragons and 24-19 loss at Huddersfield Giants, crossing the whitewash in the latter. Current Wales skipper Elliot Kear also played in the clash with the Dragons.

In the Championship, Matt James was in Sheffield Eagles' side for the 44-16 win over Toulouse Olympique and 52-6 success at Rochdale Hornets, grabbing two tries in the former.

Ben Morris, meanwhile, scored a try for Rochdale in the defeat to Sheffield.

Ben Evans featured in Toulouse's 56-4 success over Halifax, who named both Dan Fleming and Curtis Davies in their side. Both players also had a run-out in Fax's 33-26 defeat to Bradford Bulls. 

Dalton Grant was on the wing for the Bulls in both the clash at Halifax and their 26-14 victory over Barrow Raiders on Easter Monday, scoring in the latter.

Jake Emmitt was involved in both Leigh Centurions' 30-12 defeat at Widnes Vikings and 34-12 triumpth at home to Dewsbury Rams. 

Mike Butt, Rhodri Lloyd and Gavin all featured for Swinton Lions in their 36-22 victory over Rochdale Hornets and 32-18 loss at Batley Bulldogs. In the former, Butt grabbed four tries and Bennion crossed for one.

In League 1, Sam Hopkins had a run-out for Workington Town in their 33-18 defeat to rivals Whitehaven. 

Rob Massam scored four in North Wales Crusaders' 70-8 success over West Wales Raiders in the Welsh derby. Ashley Bateman and Liam Rice-Wilson, who was part of Wales' senior squad last autumn, were in the Raiders' side.

Over in the Australia, Josh Ralph was in the halves for Easts Tigers in their 28-20 Queensland Cup win over the Magpies.

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Article by Ryan Gould

Images by Richard Long