This is how we reported Warrington Wolves' astonishing club-record win against Swinton Lions on this day 10 years ago

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Friday night’s astonishing Carnegie Challenge Cup fifth round tie was always going to be about ‘how many’ rather than ‘who will win’ – that is the nature of the beast when a Super League side faces Championship One opposition.

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All pictures by Mike Boden

But scoring 28 points more than any Warrington team has before was unimaginable.

Tony Smith’s supermen hardly put a foot wrong all night.

They went ahead after only 84 seconds, avoided the trap of overplaying in order to hold on to possession for long periods, did not concede a penalty until the 36th minute and went on to record their third successive ‘nilling’.

Chief beneficiaries were Lee Briers with his record-breaking haul of three tries and 16 goals, Joel Monaghan with four tries as well as Chris Riley and Garreth Carvell with hat-tricks. For Carvell, it was his first triple since 2002 when he was with Hull.

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Lee Briers, kicking and crossing

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Joel Monaghan, scoring and celebrating

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Chris Riley steaming to the line

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Garreth Carvell all smiles

Ryan Atkins and Chris Bridge both marked their 150th career appearances with tries among the 20 scored in total.

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Ryan Atkins strides home

Ben Westwood’s double leaves him one short of the magic ton in first-team action at club and inter-national level.

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Ben Westwood try and embrace

Warrington were ruthless throughout, played some breathtaking rugby and responded to the crowd urging them to the 100-point mark.

Steve McCormack’s side had no answer to the power, speed and skill of the Super League leaders, who showed no mercy from start to finish.

If you are going to break records, you may as well do it in style and that is what Smith’s side did on Friday.


Warrington Wolves' biggest win in the history of the club, beating 2000's 84-1 against York.

Lee Briers became the club's highest points scorer of all time, topping Steve Hesford's record of 2,416.

Briers also beat his previous record for most points scored in a first team match, scoring 44 with three tries and 16 goals.

Briers completed a rare hat-trick of records by becoming the player to kick the most goals in a single game, converting 16 tries.

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Swinton's largest ever defeat.

Wolves matched their previous record of keeping three consecutive clean sheets.

Carnegie Challenge Cup fifth round, Friday, May 20, 2011

Warrington Wolves 112 Swinton Lions 0


Chris Riley (3t); Joel Monaghan (4t), Chris Bridge (1t), Ryan Atkins (1t), Rhys Williams (1t); Gareth O’Brien, Lee Briers (3t, 16g); Adrian Morley, Michael Monaghan (1t), Garreth Carvell (3t), Matt King, Ben Westwood (2t), Simon Grix (1t). Subs: Jon Clarke, Mike Cooper, Matty Blythe, David Solomona.


Ian Mort; Richard Flooks, Alex Hurst, Gavid Dodd, Rob Foxen; Ian Watson, Martin Ainscough; Mike Morrison, Mark Smith, Neil Holland, Dale Cunniffe, Darren Hawkyard, Phil Joseph. Subs: Karl Ashall, Dana Wilson, Danny Meekin, Tommy Gallagher.


Tim Roby


Joel Monaghan try, 84secs, Briers goal, 6-0; Briers try, 5mins, Briers goal, 12-0; Atkins try, 12mins, 16-0; Joel Monaghan try, 21mins, 20-0; Carvell try, 25mins, Briers goal, 26-0; Carvell try, 27mins, Briers goal, 32-0; Grix try, 30mins, Briers goal, 38-0; Joel Monaghan try, 35mins, 42-0; Michael Monaghan try, 40+mins, Briers goal, 48-0; Briers try, 43mins, Briers goal, 54-0; Briers try, 45mins, Briers goal, 60-0; Riley try, 47mins, Briers goal, 66-0; Westwood try, 50mins, Briers goal, 72-0; Williams try, 54mins, Briers goal, 78-0; Westwood try, 57mins, Briers goal, 84-0; Joel Monaghan try, 62mins, 88-0; Riley try, 70mins, Briers goal, 94-0; Bridge try, 74mins, Briers goal, 100-0; Carvell try, 78mins, Briers goal, 106-0; Riley try, 80mins, Briers goal, 112-0.


Wolves 5 Lions 3