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Edinburgh put 50 past Aironi

02nd December 2011 21:21

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Edinburgh s Tim Visser scores nov 2011

Hat-trick: Tim Visser

Winger Tim Visser bagged a hat-trick as Edinburgh cruised to a convincing 50-10 Pro12 victory over Treviso at Murrayfield on Friday.

Edinburgh produced a dominant display to thrash their visitors for their fourth victory in five.

The bonus-point was wrapped up in the opening period with tries from David Denton, Visser (twice) and Nick de Luca.

George Biagi went over for the visitors, but Visser sealed his hat-trick in the second half before further scores from Lee Jones and Chris Leck eased them to a comfortable win.

The hosts have had a turbulent season so far, rather reminiscent of last year's disastrous campaign, and are the only side to fall victim to the Italians so far this term.

However, Aironi have struggled in recent weeks and were annihilated 38-0 by the Cardiff Blues in the previous round. And the visitors disappointed here as well, finding themselves 21 points down after 17 minutes.

Firstly, de Luca pounced on a loose Greg Laidlaw penalty and the ball eventually found Denton who went over, before the centre broke the gainline and off-loaded to Visser to score.

The Dutchman added his second when he glided through a gap, before George Biagi responded with one his own. Tito Tibaldi was then sin-binned for Aironi and Laidlaw kicked the resultant penalty.

However, worse was to follow for the visitors as the hosts sealed the bonus-point through de Luca.

Five minutes before the break, Denton was yellow carded but the Italians couldn't take advantage, and it was Visser who opened the second half account to claim his third try.

Jones and Leck added further scores before Guilio Toniolatti and Esteban Lozada were sin-binned for each side, although Filipo Ferrarini did add a consolation for Aironi.

The scorers:

For Edinburgh:
Tries: Denton, Visser 3, De Luca, Jones, Leck
Cons: Laidlaw 5, Godman
Pen: Laidlaw

For Aironi:
Tries: Biagi, Ferrarini

Edinburgh: 15 Chris Paterson, 14 Lee Jones, 13 Nick De Luca, 12 James King, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Harry Leonard, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 David Denton, 7 Roddy Grant, 6 Sean Cox, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Esteban Lozada, 3 Geoff Cross, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Allan Jacobsen.
Replacements: 16 Steven Lawrie, 17 Kyle Traynor, 18 Lewis Niven, 19 Netani Talei, 20 Ross Rennie, 21 Chris Leck, 22 Tom Brown, 23 Phil Godman.

Aironi: 15 Ruggero Trevisan; 14 Sinoti Sinoti, 13 Matteo Pratichetti, 12 Gabriel Pizarro, 11 Giovanbattista Venditti, 10 Naas Olivier, 9 Tito Tebaldi; 8 Josh Sole, 7 Filippo Ferrarini, 6 Nicola Cattina, 5 George Biagi, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys (c); 3 Fabio Staibano, 2 Roberto Santamaria, 1 Alberto De Marchi.
Replacements: 16 Tommaso D'Apice, 17 Salvatore Perugini, 18 Lorenzo Romano, 19 Marco Bortolami, 20 Frans Viljoen, 21 Tyson Keats, 22 Gilberto Pavan, 23 Giulio Toniolatti.

Venue: Murrayfield

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