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Wire wallopped 36-0 at Leeds Rhinos

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WARRINGTON Wolves were completely outclassed as they were wallopped 36-0 at Leeds Rhinos and left looking for their first away win since July last year.

Head Coach Steve Price, who saw his side nilled for the first time since he took charge of the team, described the performance as “totally unacceptable,” while marquee signing Gareth Widdop, when quizzed post match questioned the attitude of the team.

To rub salt in the wounds former players Richie Myler and Brad Dwyer came back to haunt the club, both scoring tries, while Myler capped a fine performance coming off the bench after 20 minutes to replace injured full back Walker, to turn in a man-of-the-match performance for a team coached by former Warrington assistant Coach Richard Agar.

The Rhinos recorded their third consecutive win of the season with six unanswered tries, while Warrington are struggling to win away from home.

The hosts opened the scoring after six minutes when full-back Jack Walker showed quick feet and took advantage of centre Keanan Brand coming up too quickly in the defensive line which created space for him to go over. Rhyse Martin added the conversion.

On 10 minutes Leeds extended their lead with a Martin penalty after the Wolves were penalised for a ball steal on Walker.

On 20 minutes walker limped off to be replaced by Myler at full-back.

Warrington had their best chance when Tom Lineham built up pace on the wing but he was bundled into touch by Dwyer.

Leeds extended their lead with another penalty on 27 minutes for accidental off-side and then just before the interval they scored their second try. Cameron Smith was held up over the line but some hard running from the next play saw Myler go over! Martin was wide the extras.

To stand any chance Warrington needed to get off to s strong start to the second half but it was Leeds who continued to pile on the pressure as Dwyer scored against his former club. Martin converted to make it 20-0 and a long way back for the Wolves.

Further tries from Hurrell (53) Seumanufagai (57) and Handley (59) completed the scoring for a rampant Rhinos against a lacklustre Warrington.

Leeds: Walker; Briscoe, Newman, Hurrell, Handley; Gale, Lui; Seumanufagai; Dwyer, Oledski; Mellor, Martin, Prior

Subs: Myler, Smith, Donaldson, Cuthbertson.

Warrington Wolves: Stefan Ratchford; Josh Charnley, Toby King, Keanan Brand, Tom Lineham; Blake Austin, Gareth Widdop; Chris Hill, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper; Ben Currie, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Jason Clark

Subs: Joe Philbin, Matt Davis, Luis Johnson, Luther Burrell

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