Pendle’s Danny Rowland was once again selected to represent the England deaf squad as they took on Wales in Fylde.
Rowland, who has also featured for England RL police teams, was on the losing end as a last minute penalty secured a 16-15 win for the Welsh to break English hearts.
The scrum half was also joined by the club’s Kiwi prop Caleb White earlier in the week to play for Lancashire Anti-Assassins.
Meanwhile, Pendle earned a dramatic triumph away at high-flying Ormskirk.
The first try was scored by the visitors when Reuben Gill stole the ball from an Ormskirk lineout, a driving maul pushed over the try line and Shawn Moss simply dived on it to score.
Phoenix extended their lead when Shaye McCullough side-stepped his way through the Ormskirk defence to score a superb individual try.
With strong winds being a major factor both conversions from the opening tries were missed but the away side went in at half-time 10-0 up.
Just after the restart player-coach Simon Entwistle had to to leave the field to receive attention for a head injury reducing Pendle to 14 men.
Ormskirk used their numerical advantage to score two tries, converting the second to edge in to a 12-10 lead.
But they weren’t to be beaten. From a ruck, courtesy of Sonny Waddington’s counter, the ball eventually found Ben Peverley who smashed his way through two opposing defenders to claim the winning try.
Pendle will face Colne and Nelson in a local derby in their next outing.