IN their thrashing of Liverpool University Veterinary School, Warrington’s seconds put in a display that was described as “extremely clinical.”

With a sprinkling of first-teamers in their midst, the hosts ran out 55-0 winners and were much too strong for their visitors.

Mark Tickle scored a hat-trick of tries for Warrington while skipper Andy Almond was on form with the boot, kicking five conversions.

Jack Stride added a further two tries while Jonny Evans, Max Caldwell, Ryan Eastwood and Luke Turner were also on the scoresheet.

“We were extremely clinical,” Almond said.

“We took advantage of every opportunity and our finishing was exceptional.”

They take on Macclesfield’s thirds on Saturday on the same day as the firsts’ return to action – they welcome Northwich to Grappenhall Sports Club.

The under 16s also racked up a half-century of points as they won 52-17 at Stockport.

"We work to a fast-ruck game. At times it was too quick for the next pod to organise but the lads adapted well,” coach Dave Hartill said.

“The front five have been working on their handling so it was great to see our hooker putting a prop through a gap."

Jim Hartill, Nathan Bass and Christian Johnston each scored twice for Warrington.