Warrington Wolves put on a brilliant second half performance to thrash Catalans Dragons 34-4 at the Haliwell Jones Stadium on Saturday to tighten their hold on second place in the Betfred Super League.
It was actually the Dragons who scored first as Fouad Yaha got in out wide after 17 minutes. Sam Tomkins missed the conversion, but it was still advantage Catalans early on.
It took Warrington a while to get going, but they then scored two tries in the last 10 minutes of the second half. First Daryl Clark and then Blake Austin scored. Both tries were converted by Dec Patton to put the Wolves 12-4 at half time.
The second half saw Warrington begin to dominate. It all started with a Patton penalty just four minutes in.
Then just after the hour, the floodgates began to open as first Bryson Goodwin and then Sitaleki Akauola touched down in quick succession. Patton converted both tries to all but put the game beyond the Dragons.
Warrington then wrapped things up with five minutes as Josh Charnley got in out wide and went in under the posts. Patton converted again and then added a penalty right on full time to confirm a resounding win for the Wolves.
The result means the Wolves are now six points clear of the Dragons in second place. They travel to Hull KR next week in a repeat of their Challenge Cup Quarter Final.
As for the Dragons, it is a second straight defeat for them in all competitions. They welcome bottom club London Broncos next Saturday.