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Warrington 56-10 York

Warrington (28) 56
Tries: Grix, V Anderson 2, Harrison, Westwood, Cooper, Bridge, Briers, L Anderson, Johnson Goals: Hicks 8
York (10) 10
Tries: Ratcliffe, HughesGoals: Knight

Super League side Warrington ran in 10 tries as they beat Championship 1 side York 56-10 in the Challenge Cup.

York's part-timers earned a 6-4 lead early on after Danny Ratcliffe's try and Richard Knight's conversion.

But tries from Simon Grix, Vinnie Anderson, Ben Harrison, Ben Westwood and Michael Cooper gave Warrington a 28-10 half-time lead.

The minnows had prop Danny Ekis sent off after 64 minutes and Warrington eased to a comfortable win.

Warrington rested England centre Martin Gleeson, fuelling speculation he could be on the verge of a move to Wigan.

Paul Hughes scored York's second try, but the Wolves were able to put their Super League troubles to one side as their superior fitness proved too much.

Warrington coach Tony Smith:
"We were professional with the ball and scored some nice tries. We were a little patchy in the first half with three errors but lifted it the second half. The job went well.

"York have two cheeky little brothers in Paul and David March who probably annoy their own mother! They were feisty and had a go and can be proud of themselves."

York director of rugby James Ratcliffe:
"It's hard enough playing against a Super League team with 13 players never mind 12 but four tries conceded in the last 10 minutes didn't do us justice.

"It was a valiant effort from our lads. It was a very good performance against world-class stars and full-time opposition. Hopefully it will prove a springboard for our season."

Warrington: Hicks, Johnson, V. Anderson, Grix, King, Bridge, Briers, Carvell, Higham, Wood, Mitchell, Westwood, Harrison.

Replacements: Cooper for Carvell (31), Rauhihi for Wood (25), L. Anderson for Mitchell (24), Clarke for Harrison (29).

Sin Bin: L. Anderson (64).

York: Ratcliffe, Oakes, M. Mitchell, Haberecht, McHugh, Grimshaw, P. March, Ekis, Hughes, Sullivan, Kelly, Knight, D. March, Clough.

Replacements: Applegarth for Ekis (18), Hodgson for Hughes (29), Clough for Sullivan (22), Woodcock for Clough (36).

Sent Off: Ekis (64).

Att: 6,000.

Ref: Julian Childs (RFU).

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