ENGLAND international Amy Hardcastle ran in four tries in an 88-0 win as a rampant Leeds Rhinos proved far too strong for Warrington Wolves at Victoria Park.

The home side, who lost powerful winger Georgia Sutherland to St Helens earlier this week, were fielding three debutants but had no answer to a devastating start from the star-studded Rhinos and found themselves 24-0 down within 20 minutes.

There was little respite as the visitors swept into a 56-0 half-time lead, which would have looked much worse had Caitlin Casey brought her kicking boots.

By the time Warrington enjoyed a spell of possession, they were already 14-0 down – winger Sophie Robinson crashed over in the left-hand corner in the third minute, soon followed by Caitlin Beevers who pounced on a spilled kick to cross almost in the same spot.

Casey missed both attempts at goal but was on target on nine minutes after prop Isabel Northrop followed up a good break to score under the posts.

And when Warrington did get some possession, they were let down by some poor handling with the Rhinos in no mood to let them off the hook.

Full-back Sophie Nuttall was the first to take advantage of sloppy handling by the home team and then Hardcastle powered over for her first on 19 minutes.

The England forward bagged her second from a Wire drop-out just moments after Beevers had added to her own personal tally and then completed her hat-trick with a trademark burst from the halfway line.

By this point, substitute Bethany Lockwood had already put the tie beyond doubt with a try under the posts.

A late double by Casey rubbed salt into the Wire wounds as they went into the break trailing by 56-0.

Any hopes of respite for Warrington were dashed in the opening minutes of the second half when the visitors forced another goal-line drop-out and prop Zoe Hornby eased through the defence to score by the sticks.

After Northrop went over for a converted try just minutes later, Warrington looked to gain momentum and forced their way back into the game with good periods of pressure.

Again, a combination of mistakes and good Leeds defence prevented them from getting the score they perhaps deserved at that point of the game.

It was a Wire knock-on on the hour mark that gave the advantage back to Leeds, with substitute Jasmine Earnshaw-Cudjoe selling an outrageous dummy to cross, this time Samantha Hulme slotting over the conversion.

Cudjoe was over again just two minutes later before Hardcastle finished off a flowing move across the park to get her fourth try of the game.

Casey might not have had her kicking boots on – although most of her attempts were from out wide – but she had the last laugh as she crossed for a hat-trick try of her own in the dying moments to give the Rhinos a convincing 88-0 win.

Wolves: Michelle Davis; Abigail Johnston, Shannon Stephens, Katie Williams, Rebecca Nixon; Lucy Eastwood, Grace Ramsden; Armani Sharrock, Ellie Jelves, Emily Downes, Amy Daniels, Kacy Hayley, Abigail Latchford. Subs: Amy Boardman, Claire Mullaney, Kimberley Seddon, Chloe Kerrigan