Brett Hodgson‘s second half hat-trick helped in-form Warrington rout Crusaders 56-16 in Wrexham.
The Australian fullback also kicked eight goals for the Super League leaders to finish the game with a personal tally of 28 points.
Hodgson claimed his first try of the night on 43 minutes to dispel any hopes of a comeback by the home side and further tries from Wood and Richie Myler, whose performance is likely to secure him a starting berth in the England team for next week’s match with the Exiles, put the result beyond doubt.
Former Huddersfield star Hodgson then wrapped up his hat-trick with two quickfire tries to bring up the half century for Tony Smith’s men, the sixth time this season that the free-scoring Wolves have scored 50 points or more in Super League.
Crusaders: Schifcofske, Kear, Mellars, Thomas, Tansey, Witt, Hanbury, O’Hara, Withers, Moore, Cahill, Winternstein, Chan. (Bench: Lupton, Sammut, Flower, Bryant.)
Goals: Clinton Schifcofske (28, 33)
Warrington: Hodgson, King, Bridge, Atkins, Williams, Briers, Myler; Morley, M Monaghan, Carvell, Anderson, Westwood, Grix. (Bench: Solomona, Wood, Higham, Cooper.)
Goals: Brett Hodgson (7, 10, 39, 40, 47, 51, 63, 66)
Referee: Robert Hicks