19 May 2013

Warriors humiliated by Panthers

9:42 am on 19 May 2013

The Warriors suffered the biggest loss in the club's history last night in Sydney where they were thrashed by the Penrith Panthers 62-6.

The 56-point victory is the second-biggest win in Penrith's 46-year existence.

The humiliating 10-tries-to-one thrashing left Warriors captain Simon Mannering and an ashen-faced coach Matt Elliott to wonder aloud just what had gone wrong.

Mannering said his team's defence was non-existent and Elliot agreed that at a physical level the warriors weren't in that contest.

Penrith coach Ivan Cleary rarely cracks a smile, but even his spirits were raised by the annihilation, which backed up last week's upset of defending premiers Melbourne.