Treviso stunned Magners League leaders Munster on Sunday with a gutsy 19-18 victory over the Irish giants being recorded in Italy.
Treviso stunned Magners League leaders Munster on Sunday with a gutsy 19-18 win over the Irish giants being recorded at Stadio Monigo.
The Italian side had already beaten the likes of the Scarlets, Connacht and Dragons on home soil and they held a 6-3 half-time lead here as South African fly-half Willem De Waal kicked two penalties to one from Paul Warwick for the Irish province.
De Waal quickly added another penalty on the resumption before converting flanker Gonzalo Padro's try, scored while Munster had Damien Varley and Wian du Preez in the sin bin, to put them firmly in command at 16-3.
But Munster came roaring back as Warwick kicked his second penalty and captain Doug Howlett went over.
However, De Waal added his fourth penalty, meaning that James Coughlan's late try was not enough for the visitors.
Con: De Waal
Pen: De Waal 4
Tries: Howlett, Coughlan
Pen: Warwick 2
Treviso: 15 Brendan Williams, 14 Ludovico Nitoglia, 13 Ezio Galon, 12 Andrea Pratichetti, 11 Michele Sepe, 10 Willem De Waal, 9 Tobias Botes, 8 Marco Filippucci, 7 Gonzalo PadrÃ², 6 Benjamin Vermaak, 5 Corniel Van Zyl, 4 Antonio Pavanello (capt), 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Franco Sbaraglini, 1 Michele Rizzo.
Replacements: 16 Enrico Ceccato, 17 Matteo Muccignat, 18 Pedro Di Santo, 19 Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet, 20 Enrico Pavanello, 21 Tommaso Benvenuti, 22 Benjamin De Jager, 23 Andrea Marcato.
Munster: 15 Scott Deasy, 14 Doug Howlett, 13 Tom Gleeson, 12 Lifeimi Mafi, 11 Simon Zebo, 10 Paul Warwick, 9 Duncan Williams, 8 James Coughlan. 7 Tommy O'Donnell, 6 Billy Holland, 5 Dave Foley, 4 Ian Nagle, 3 Stephen Archer, 2 Damien Varley, 1 Darrah Hurley.
Replacements: 16 Mike Sherry, 17 Wian du Preez, 18 Peter Borlase, 19 Mick O'Driscoll, 20 Donncha Ryan, 21 Cathal Sheridan, 22 Sam Tuitupou, 23 Denis Hurley.
Referee: James Jones (Wales)
Assistant referees: Stefano PennÃ¨ (Italy), Filippo Bertelli (Italy)
Television match official: Giulio de Santis (Italy)