17th September 2017, 17:41 | Warrington

A hat-trick for Hiku as Warrington crush Featherstone

A hat-trick for Hiku as Warrington crush Featherstone

Featherstone Rovers 0-68 Warrington Wolves

Warrington Wolves maintained their 100 per cent record in the Betfred Super League Super 8s Qualifiers following a 68-0 rout of Featherstone Rovers.

Tony Smith’s side made it six wins from as many matches and produced a dominant performance to increase their advantage at the top of the eight-team table to two points, despite already securing their Super League status for next season.

The former England head coach made several changes to his side for the match at the LD Nutrition Stadium but Warrington still managed to run in 12 tries while keeping Rovers attack at bay.

Harvey Livett contributed 28 points in the one-sided clash as he crossed the whitewash in the first half alongside a brace from Jack Hughes, Peta Hiku, Stefan Ratchford, Ben Pomeroy and Andre Savelio, to lead 38-0 at the break.

Hiku finished the match with a hat-trick and Livett grabbed his second score after the interval to pass the half-century mark while Jack Johnson added gloss to the scoreline with two late tries.

Warrington head coach Smith said: "We were really good and didn't drop off. It was as complete a performance as you could expect in the conditions, bearing in mind it's a dead rubber."

Opposite number John Duffy commented: "It was the same attitude that we thought we had got over after (the heavy defeat at) Widnes.

"Our approach to the game wasn't right and if you are not at the races you are going to get punished."