Easter match-ups for Wales internationals – Gwylio’r Cymry

With it being Easter Weekend, it was local rivals round, so almost all of our men’s player’s side were in action, many facing up against each other, with only Cornwall sitting out the round.

In the Championship, Rhodri Lloyd, Ant Walker and Matty Fozard were on the scoresheet for Widnes Vikings as they beat Swinton Lions. A Rhys Williams try did bring Swinton level early in the second half at 10-10 but that was it for Lions as Widnes ran out 26-10 winners. Mike Butt was also in the Widnes side.

Elsewhere in that competition, Curtis Davies scored the first try of the game as Dewsbury Rams beat Elliot Kear‘s Batley Bulldogs. Connor Davies wasn’t as fortunate as his Halifax Panthers side lost away to Chester Butler‘s Bradford Bulls. Caleb Aekins also scored a try but his Featherstone Rovers side lost at home to Wakefield Trinity, but Will Evans was on the winning side for Whitehaven as they edged out Barrow Raiders.

In League 1, North Wales Crusaders kept up their one hundred percent league winning record with Owain Abel kicking two goals and Ben Evans starring in their win over Midlands Hurricanes. Elsewhere, Billy Walkley scored two tries for Keighley Cougars as they beat Jude Ferreira‘s Hunslet to go top of the table, Craig Kopczak was in the Oldham side as they beat Rochdale Hornets, but George Birch was on the losing side with Newcastle Thunder as they lost at home to Workington Town.

In Super League, Luis Roberts and Leeds Rhinos opened the weekend with a well-deserved 26-6 win at Castleford Tigers. In the NRL, Bradman Best, along with Tyson Frizell, were the only try-scorers for Newcastle Knights as they lost at New Zealand Warriors whilst in the NSW Cup, Josh Ralph helped St George Illawarra Dragons Reserves beat Blacktown Sea Eagles.