12 Aug 2012

Warriors thrashed by Cowboys

7:59 am on 12 August 2012

The Warriors have been crushed 52-12 by the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville shattering any last hopes the Auckland club had of reaching the National Rugby League playoffs.

The nine-try thrashing was an embarrassment for Brian McClennan's underperforming side who needed victory to remain in the race for the top eight.

The woeful performance came on the back of last week's 45-4 loss to Cronulla.

The Warriors have conceded 97 points in their past two matches.