Warrington Wolves were far too good for a disappointing Wakefield Trinity Wildcats this afternoon at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, scoring 14 tries and twelve goals as they hammered their visitors 80-0.
Warrington coach Tony Smith was giving a debut today to 19-year-old halfback Declan Patton, and the youngster made an immediate impression and was held up over the line in the early stages of the game.
Smith was also giving a seasonal debut to wingman Gene Ormsby, and he also responded to his promotion by scoring the first try on nine minutes, touching down on the left for Stefan Ratchford to convert.
Another Warrington youngster, this time Toby King, scored the second try, when he found his way to the line after 20 minutes, with Ratchford again converting.
Daryl Clark was the next to score, eight minutes later, collecting Richie Myler’s grubber as it rebounded from the post, and from then on there was a succession of Wolves’ tries, with the Wildcats apparently having no answer to the Warrington attack.
Halfback Richie Myler scored three tries, while Ormsby and King both got a second try and Ben Currie also scored two.
Other tries were scored by Ashton Sims, Ratchford, Ben Westwood and Joel Monaghan.
The result keeps Wakefield anchored firmly to the foot of the table, four points adrift, while it ends Warrington’s recent run of four successive defeats.
A full report and photos from this game will feature in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express, available in the shops or digitally from Sunday evening at 10.00pm.