Ian Golden, Alex Paynter and Harry Jones look back at the weekend’s elite action featuring Wales internationals and other World Cup prospects.
In the men’s Super League, Lewis Dodd kicked two goals for St Helens but he and Morgan Knowles couldn’t stop his side from losing 22-20 at Toulouse Olympique XIII.
Carys Marsh took the field for Wigan Warriors women in the only Challenge Cup game of the weekend, as they lost 46-0 at York City Knights. The match was the first of a doubleheader with their men taking on Widnes Vikings after that in the men’s Championship. York were again victorious, this time 32-6, with Matty Fozard on the losing side.
However Elliot Kear, Anthony Walker, Ben Evans and Chester Butler were winners last weekend, as Bradford Bulls beat Workington Town 26-12, also in the Championship. Welsh qualified Connor Holliday kicked a goal for Whitehaven, but he and Will Evans couldn’t prevent a 44-6 defeat at home to Sheffield Eagles. Just down the road, Dalton Grant started and Will Blakemore came off the bench for London Broncos in their 18-all draw at Barrow Raiders. Finally, in the Monday night game, Caleb Aekins starred in Leigh Centurions’ 26-16 win at Halifax Panthers.
In Super League reserves, Jacob Lee and Lewis Hall were in action for Salford Red Devils as they lost 34-12 at Wakefield Trinity.
In Wheelchair Rugby League, Martin Beddis played for Warrington Wolves entertaining Jason Owen’s London Roosters with the captain side winning 54-37.
Further afield, Tyson Frizell and Bradman Best each went over for a try for Newcastle Knights as the beat Wests Tigers 26-4 in the NRL. In the NSW Cup, Bailey Antrobus (St George Illawarra Dragons Reserves) and Josh Ralph (Mounties) were both suffered home defeats in their matches – Dragons falling 52-6 to Penrith Panthers Reserves and Mounties losing 32-18 to South Sydney Rabbitohs Reserves.
Finally in the Jersey Flegg Cup, Trent Griffiths came off the bench for Rabbitohs’ U21s as they were beaten 36-32 at Victoria Thunderbolts.