Warriors humiliated in all-time record fashion

Manu Vatuvei reacts after the loss to the Sea Eagles.
Manu Vatuvei reacts after the loss to the Sea Eagles.
Kevin Locke chases down a loose ball during the Warriors' loss to the Sea Eagles.
Kevin Locke chases down a loose ball during the Warriors' loss to the Sea Eagles.
Ngani Laumape touches down for a try against the Sea Eagles.
Ngani Laumape touches down for a try against the Sea Eagles.
Shaun Johnson in action against the Sea Eagles.
Shaun Johnson in action against the Sea Eagles.
Feleti Mateo of the Warriors charges forward against the Storm.
Feleti Mateo of the Warriors charges forward against the Storm.
 Jacob Lillyman of the Warriors offloads to setup another attack.
Jacob Lillyman of the Warriors offloads to setup another attack.
Cooper Cronk of the Melbourne Storm is brought down by strong Warriors defence.
Cooper Cronk of the Melbourne Storm is brought down by strong Warriors defence.
Shaun Johnson scored two tries and kicked four conversions in the win at Leichhardt Oval.
Shaun Johnson scored two tries and kicked four conversions in the win at Leichhardt Oval.
Warriors centre Feleti Mateo is tackled by Blake Ayshford.
Warriors centre Feleti Mateo is tackled by Blake Ayshford.
Shaun Johnson high-fives captain Simon Mannering after his second half try, part of his 16-point haul in the 24-14 win over the Wests Tigers.
Shaun Johnson high-fives captain Simon Mannering after his second half try, part of his 16-point haul in the 24-14 win over the Wests Tigers.
Warriors forward Elijah Taylor is bent back in the tackle of three Wests Tigers players.
Warriors forward Elijah Taylor is bent back in the tackle of three Wests Tigers players.
Suaia Matagi cops a forearm to the nose as he hits the ball up.
Suaia Matagi cops a forearm to the nose as he hits the ball up.
Ben Matulino charges straight into the Wests Tigers defence.
Ben Matulino charges straight into the Wests Tigers defence.
Kevin Locke runs straight into Kiwis team-mate Adam Blair during their match at Leichhardt Oval.
Kevin Locke runs straight into Kiwis team-mate Adam Blair during their match at Leichhardt Oval.
Konrad Hurrell attempts to break the Rabbitohs' defence in Perth.
Konrad Hurrell attempts to break the Rabbitohs' defence in Perth.
Thomas Leuluai makes a break during the Warriors' loss to the Rabbitohs.
Thomas Leuluai makes a break during the Warriors' loss to the Rabbitohs.
Isaac Luke of the Rabbitohs gets tackled by Feleti Mateo of the Warriors.
Isaac Luke of the Rabbitohs gets tackled by Feleti Mateo of the Warriors.
Nathan Merritt of the Rabbitohs gets tackled by Elijah Taylor of the Warriors.
Nathan Merritt of the Rabbitohs gets tackled by Elijah Taylor of the Warriors.
Glen Fisiiahi (left) and Konrad Hurrell celebrate the win over Brisbane Broncos.
Glen Fisiiahi (left) and Konrad Hurrell celebrate the win over Brisbane Broncos.
Kevin Locke is taken in the tackle of a Brisbane Broncos player.
Kevin Locke is taken in the tackle of a Brisbane Broncos player.
Feleti Mateo offloads in the tackle of a Brisbane Broncos player.
Feleti Mateo offloads in the tackle of a Brisbane Broncos player.
Manu Vatuvei celebrates scoring the first against the Brisbane Broncos.
Manu Vatuvei celebrates scoring the first against the Brisbane Broncos.
Elijah Taylor tries to fend off James Maloney during the Warriors' 23-12 win over the Roosters.
Elijah Taylor tries to fend off James Maloney during the Warriors' 23-12 win over the Roosters.
Glen Fisiiahi breaks away to score a try against the Roosters.
Glen Fisiiahi breaks away to score a try against the Roosters.
Sonny Bill Williams tries to escape the Warriors' tackle.
Sonny Bill Williams tries to escape the Warriors' tackle.
Thomas Leuluai gets the kick off as he is tackled by Sonny Bill Williams.
Thomas Leuluai gets the kick off as he is tackled by Sonny Bill Williams.
Anthony Minichello executes a try saving tackle on Ben Matulino.
Anthony Minichello executes a try saving tackle on Ben Matulino.
Konrad Hurrell beats the tackle of Manly's Brent Kite on his way to the tryline for the match-winning try.
Konrad Hurrell beats the tackle of Manly's Brent Kite on his way to the tryline for the match-winning try.
Warriors players (from left) Jacon Lillyman, Simon Mannering and Konrad Hurrell watch replays on the big screen as video refs consider a decision.
Warriors players (from left) Jacon Lillyman, Simon Mannering and Konrad Hurrell watch replays on the big screen as video refs consider a decision.
Manu Vatuvei leaves Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans in his wake.
Manu Vatuvei leaves Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans in his wake.
Manu Vatuvei charges ahead against Manly.
Manu Vatuvei charges ahead against Manly.
Shaun Johnson of the Warriors breaks away from the Bronco's defence.
Shaun Johnson of the Warriors breaks away from the Bronco's defence.
Jordan Kahu of the Warriors blows a kiss to the fans as he celebrates a try against the Broncos.
Jordan Kahu of the Warriors blows a kiss to the fans as he celebrates a try against the Broncos.
The Bronco's Josh Hoffman makes little ground against the Warriors.
The Bronco's Josh Hoffman makes little ground against the Warriors.
Konrad Hurrell touches down for the Warriors against the Broncos.
Konrad Hurrell touches down for the Warriors against the Broncos.
Warrior Kevin Locke arrives at Mt Smart Stadium for an emergency meeting after the team's hammering by the Panthers.
Warrior Kevin Locke arrives at Mt Smart Stadium for an emergency meeting after the team's hammering by the Panthers.
Warriors coach Matthew Elliott arrives at Mt Smart Stadium for an emergency meeting after the team's hammering by the Panthers.
Warriors coach Matthew Elliott arrives at Mt Smart Stadium for an emergency meeting after the team's hammering by the Panthers.
Warriors players arrive at Mt Smart Stadium for an emergency meeting after the team's hammering by the Panthers.
Warriors players arrive at Mt Smart Stadium for an emergency meeting after the team's hammering by the Panthers.
Sam Kasiano of the Bulldogs makes little ground against the Warriors' defence.
Sam Kasiano of the Bulldogs makes little ground against the Warriors' defence.
Manu Vatuvei celebrates with Todd Lowrie after scoring the Warriors' first try against the Bulldogs in Wellington.
Manu Vatuvei celebrates with Todd Lowrie after scoring the Warriors' first try against the Bulldogs in Wellington.
Thomas Leuluai scores for the Warriors against the Bulldogs at Westpac stadium in Wellington.
Thomas Leuluai scores for the Warriors against the Bulldogs at Westpac stadium in Wellington.
The Warriors' Manu Vatuvei and Bulldog Sam Perrett contest for a high ball.
The Warriors' Manu Vatuvei and Bulldog Sam Perrett contest for a high ball.
Feleti Mateo (right) celebrates his try against the Titans with Manu Vatuvei.
Feleti Mateo (right) celebrates his try against the Titans with Manu Vatuvei.
Manu Vatuvei chases the ball into the in-goal.
Manu Vatuvei chases the ball into the in-goal.
Kevin Locke takes on the Titans defence.
Kevin Locke takes on the Titans defence.
Russell Packer charges ahead for the Warriors against the Titans.
Russell Packer charges ahead for the Warriors against the Titans.
Shaun Johnson of the Warriors makes a break against the Melbourne Storm in round seven.
Shaun Johnson of the Warriors makes a break against the Melbourne Storm in round seven.
Konrad Hurrell of the Warriors takes a hit against the Storm.
Konrad Hurrell of the Warriors takes a hit against the Storm.
Shaun Johnson scores for the Warriors against the Storm.
Shaun Johnson scores for the Warriors against the Storm.
Bill Tupou celebrates with teammates after scoring a try for the Warriors against the Storm.
Bill Tupou celebrates with teammates after scoring a try for the Warriors against the Storm.
Konrad Hurrell of the Warriors fends off Jarrod Croker of the Raiders during the round six clash between the sides.
Konrad Hurrell of the Warriors fends off Jarrod Croker of the Raiders during the round six clash between the sides.
Bill Tupou of the Warriors tries to grab a loose ball under pressure from Jarrod Croker of the Raiders.
Bill Tupou of the Warriors tries to grab a loose ball under pressure from Jarrod Croker of the Raiders.
Warrior Kevin Locke on the charge against the Canberra Raiders in round six.
Warrior Kevin Locke on the charge against the Canberra Raiders in round six.
Manu Vatuvei of the Warriors and Jack Wighton of the Raiders contest a high ball during their round six encounter.
Manu Vatuvei of the Warriors and Jack Wighton of the Raiders contest a high ball during their round six encounter.
Ben Matulino of the Warriors dives over to score a try during the round five match with the Rabbitohs.
Ben Matulino of the Warriors dives over to score a try during the round five match with the Rabbitohs.
Manu Vatuvei tries to make the hard yards against the Rabbitohs.
Manu Vatuvei tries to make the hard yards against the Rabbitohs.
Todd Lowrie spins a pass during the round five encounter with the Rabbitohs.
Todd Lowrie spins a pass during the round five encounter with the Rabbitohs.
Ngani Laumape tries to make ground against a wall of Rabbitohs players.
Ngani Laumape tries to make ground against a wall of Rabbitohs players.
Konrad Hurrell escapes the tackle of James Tamou of the Cowboys.
Konrad Hurrell escapes the tackle of James Tamou of the Cowboys.
Feleti Mateo congratulates Shaun Johnson on his try against the Cowboys.
Feleti Mateo congratulates Shaun Johnson on his try against the Cowboys.
Nathan Friend prepares for the tackle against the Cowboys.
Nathan Friend prepares for the tackle against the Cowboys.
Pita Godinet gets a pass away against the Cowboys.
Pita Godinet gets a pass away against the Cowboys.
Thomas Leuluai gets through the tackle of the Sharks' Wade Graham.
Thomas Leuluai gets through the tackle of the Sharks' Wade Graham.
Dane Nielsen attempts to slip through a Sharks tackle.
Dane Nielsen attempts to slip through a Sharks tackle.
Elijah Taylor on the run against the Sharks.
Elijah Taylor on the run against the Sharks.
Sonny Bill Williams makes his return to Eden Park, this time for the Roosters against the Warriors.
Sonny Bill Williams makes his return to Eden Park, this time for the Roosters against the Warriors.
Captain Simon Mannering gets caught in the tackle against the Roosters.
Captain Simon Mannering gets caught in the tackle against the Roosters.
Kevin Locke is tackled by former Warrior James Maloney.
Kevin Locke is tackled by former Warrior James Maloney.
Kevin Locke and Shaun Johnson look on after losing to the Roosters in round two.
Kevin Locke and Shaun Johnson look on after losing to the Roosters in round two.
Ben Matulino on the run against the Eels.
Ben Matulino on the run against the Eels.
Manu Vatuvei absorbs two tackles from the Eels.
Manu Vatuvei absorbs two tackles from the Eels.
Jacob Lillyman touches down in the Warriors opener against the Eels.
Jacob Lillyman touches down in the Warriors opener against the Eels.
Shaun Johnson on the attack against the Eels.
Shaun Johnson on the attack against the Eels.

Matt Elliott's career as an NRL coach was in jeopardy after Penrith sacked him in 2011 and his former club undermined his current employment prospects as the rebuilding Panthers humiliated the New Zealand Warriors with a record-breaking 62-6 loss at Centrebet Stadium tonight.

After claiming his side were the victims of flawed refereeing during a sequence of narrow losses, the damage was undeniably self-inflicted as the Warriors slumped to the worst loss in the club's history, eclipsing their 54-0 loss to St George Illawarra in 2000.

The Warriors' eighth defeat of 2013 is also their ninth in a row on Australian soil and first loss at the Panthers headquarters in five years.

They remain in 15th after 10 rounds - only because the Wests Tigers were flogged 54-10 by South Sydney last night.

The Warriors were just as deficient - and not as injury-hit - as Ivan Cleary, Lewis Brown and Isaac John played leading roles in terrorising their former club as the Panthers backed up a 12-10 win over premiers Melbourne last Sunday in ominous fashion.

John, told he wasn't required when Brian McClennan succeeded Cleary after the 2011 Grand Final, scored a first half double and set up two others at five-eighth; Brown was also damaging in the centres while their coach's ploy of employing dual dummy halves in Kevin Kingston and James Segeyaro created even more indecision in a vulnerable defensive line.

While John and Luke Walsh orchestrated the Panthers attack with aplomb, counterparts Shaun Johnson and Thomas Leuluai summed up the Warriors woes as they copped a 10-try battering.

Incumbent Kiwis halfback Johnson was benched in the third quarter for Pita Godinet while Leuluai committed the cardinal sin of being in front of the kick-off from a restart - a penalty that turned into another six points when another former Warrior Matt Robinson hit a hole off a John pass.

John, who only gained an opportunity due to the injuries of three other five-eighths last weekend, consolidated his position after beating three defenders to open the scoring before laying on the Panther's second try after taking on the line to cause chaos in the Warriors defensive screen.

Travis Robinson was the beneficiary - and justifiably so - after the wings grubber yielded a repeat set that the Warriors were unable to thwart.

Former Warriors utility Brown then joined John in tormenting his former club when he surged over down a narrow left edge to capitalise on another repeat set from a drop out while Luke Walsh offered no respite as he nailed his second difficult conversion.

The halfback added another penalty as the Panthers maintained their momentum and the buoyant home side then revealed a ruthless streak when Johnson summed up the Warriors night when he failed to find touch with a relieving penalty.

Robinson made a great catch and Brown swiftly fended off Ben Henry before in passing for John to dive over unopposed in the 39th minute to give the Panthers a 26-0 halftime lead that was only going one way as the Warriors disintegrated.

Manu Vatuvei and Pita Godinet were denied scant consolation tries in the dying stages before John notched his hattrick, though the big Warriors wing finally carried four defenders over the line with 90 agonising seconds remaining.

Penrith Panthers 62
(Isaac John 3, Lewis Brown 2, Travis Robinson, James Segeyaro, Matt Robinson, David Simmons, Kevin Kingston tries; Luke Walsh 11 goals) NZ Warriors 6 (Manu Vatuvei try; Ben Henry goal). HT: 26-0

CAPTAIN'S STRUGGLE: Warriors skipper Simon Mannering had to oversee a 62-6 drubbing at Penrith.
CAPTAIN'S STRUGGLE: Warriors skipper Simon Mannering had to oversee a 62-6 drubbing at Penrith.

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