Here’s a round up of how our Welsh internationals got on in their rugby league matches this week. Words: Ian Golden. Pic: Steve Mower.
In the Rugby League Championship, Swinton Lions earned a fantastic 30-16 away win at Batley Bulldogs with Mike Butt and Ollie Olds being amongst the try scorers, the latter his first for the club. Rhodri Lloyd captained the Swinton side.
🦁 A first @Betfred Championship try of the 2023 season for Mike Butt during @Swinton_Lions‘ victory!
💯 Will the @WalesRugbyL international score his 100th career try against @BarrowRaiders on Sunday? pic.twitter.com/L1zJkXxCBH
— Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) February 15, 2023
Featherstone Rovers kept up their winning start to the season as they beat Halifax Panthers 46-22. Caleb Aekins was amongst the scorers for Rovers with Craig Kopczak coming off the bench.
Toulouse Olympique won their second game in a row as they shut out Newcastle Thunder 58-0 with Josh Ralph scoring a try. Curtis Davies was in the Thunder side.
Widnes Vikings also made it two wins out of two in the Championship this season as they beat Keighley Cougars 26-18. Ant Walker and Matty Fozard starred for the home side.
Ben Evans was on the Barrow Raiders bench as they lost 36-16 at home to Sheffield Eagles, whilst on Monday night, Chester Butler was in the Bradford Bulls side as they lost 32-16 to York Knights. Bailey Antrobus starred for York.
In the Challenge Cup, former Wales international Steve Parry was on the scoresheet for Rhondda Outlaws as they went down 54-10 at Hull Dockers. Wales 9s international and 2023 men’s side train-on squad member Cobi Green was also in the Outlaws side.
The pre-season friendly matches continued in England and Owen Restall was in action for Dewsbury Rams, Rob Massam for North Wales Crusaders and Calvin Wellington for Oldham.