THREE tries in the final 10 minutes proved fatal for Warrington RUFC against high-flying Rochdale on Saturday.

The visitors, who arrived having won 17 of 18 games this season, stormed away in the closing stages to complete a 36-15 victory at Grappenhall Sports Club.

Rochdale’s late surge gave the scoreline a flattering look to it, with Warrington having matched their opponents throughout.

Trailing 10-0 after the visitors had made early inroads, Max Caldwell got Warrington on the board by scooting over the line from 25 metres out.

JP Hudson then slotted over a penalty to reduce the deficit to just two points and after the break, that deficit turned into a lead.

After Josh Downes’ superb run set up position inside the Rochdale 22, Jack Stride twisted over following Matt Beeley’s pass with Hudson’s conversion putting Warrington five points ahead.

Rochdale levelled matters with their third try before taking a lead they would not relinquish with 10 minutes remaining.

An interception score and a late sixth try then added gloss to the scoreline as Warrington were valiantly beaten.

Their next fixture sees them host Bolton on Saturday.