Harry Jones and Ian Golden review the weekend’s action in matches that featured Wales internationals and hopefuls.
In the only Wheelchair Rugby League fixture of the weekend, Mark Williams featured for Wigan Warriors ‘A’ as he returns to full fitness following a string of concussions. Williams played a pivotal role for his side as they secured a 70-26 victory away at Rochdale Hornets, securing himself a hat trick of tries.
There were no men’s Super League games due to England facing France, but reserves were in action on Friday evening. Josh Lynch and Luke Thomas were in Warrington Wolves’ side as they won 54-6 away at Newcastle Thunder for whom James McGurk featured.
In League 1, Owen Restall, celebrating his inclusion in the Rugby League World team of the month, scored a hat-trick of tries for Dewsbury Rams as they beat London Skolars 48-16 away from home.
In the NRL, Sam Hughes was on the winning side in just his second NRL game, starring for Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs as they beat St George Illawarra Dragons 18-16 in Wollongong. The curtain raiser between the two reserves sides in the NSW Cup saw Harry Hayes help Bulldogs to a 22-12 win. Tyson Frizell was the star player for Newcastle Knights in their match at Parramatta Eels, but his and Bradman Best‘s input couldn’t prevent a 43-12 defeat.