Around the Leagues: February 21-23

In our latest Around the Leagues report, we take a look at how senior Wales internationals have been getting on with their club sides across rugby league.

Morgan Knowles started for St Helens in their 20-12 defeat to Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge.

In Super League, meanwhile, former Wales skipper Craig Kopczak, who has now retired from international rugby league, featured for Wakefield Trinity in their 32-15 loss at local rivals Castleford Tigers.

Rhys Williams and Gil Dudson both starred for Salford Red Devils as they were beaten 22-8 by Leeds Rhinos, with the latter captaining them on the day.

In the Challenge Cup, Matty Fozard was in London Broncos’ side for their 24-22 defeat at home to York City Knights.

Rob Massam and Elliott Jenkins were both on the scoresheet for North Wales Crusaders as they lost 22-18 to Hunslet in the final couple of minutes.

Elliott Jenkins celebrates a try for Crusaders in their Challenge Cup defeat at home to Hunslet

Sam Hopkins grabbed a try for Rochdale Hornets in their 54-10 victory over the British Army.

Mike Butt, Gavin Bennion and Rhodri Lloyd all had run-outs for Swinton Lions in their 56-0 win over Leigh Miners Rangers. Butt, who is playing at fullback nowadays, grabbed an impressive four tries, with three of them coming in the first-half.

Dan Fleming was an interchange for Halifax in their 20-18 defeat at Sheffield Eagles. Fleming also starred for Fax in the middle of last week as his side lost 18-16 at home to Dewsbury Rams in a re-arranged Championship fixture.

Images by Richard Long
Article by Ryan Gould