Planet Rugby

Treviso trounce poor Dragons

12th April 2014 18:48

Share:

luke mclean treviso

Try-scorer: Luke McLean

Treviso romped to a thumping 45-27 PRO12 bonus point victory over a lacklustre Dragons outfit at Stadio Monigo on Saturday.

Ludovico Nitoglia's try and the accurate boot of Matt Berquist gave Treviso a deserved 19-6 advantage at the break. Newport responded before the interval through two Jason Tovey penalties, but it was the Italian outfit that continued to dominate after the break.

Luke McLean, Michele Campagnaro, Manoa Vosawai and Matteo Muccignat all touched down as Treviso sealed a comfortable win, despite Matthew Screech, Ross Wardle and Cory Hill scores salvaging an element of pride for the Dragons.

Although the visitors went into the game in 10th position, they had a chance of securing European rugby next season with them just four behinds behind seventh place Edinburgh. And they opened the game brightly.

Although Tom Prydie was awry with a long-range penalty attempt, Tovey made up for that miss by kicking the Dragons 3-0 ahead after 10 minutes. Berquist levelled matters soon after but the Dragons fly-half restored their advantage midway through the first half.

However, Treviso responded straight from the restart as Nitoglia crossed the whitewash to give the hosts a 10-6 lead. It proved to be a setback the Welsh region struggled to come back from in the opening period as Benetton assumed control of proceedings.

Indiscipline proved to be an issue as three successive Berquist three-pointers extended the home side's advantage to 19-6 at half-time. The Italian side took that momentum into the second period and two tries in the early exchanges took the game out of the Dragons' reach.

Firstly, McLean went over before Campagnaro touched down to make the score 31-6 in the hosts favour. Screech gave Lyn Jones' men a glimmer of hope when he crossed the whitewash with a quarter of the match to go, but Vosawai's try extinguished any chances of them winning the game.

To their credit, the Dragons didn't give up and hit back through Wardle, but their disappointing defence let Treviso in once again when Muccignat touched down. The Dragons had the last word through Hill but it couldn't dampen an outstanding result for the hosts.

The scorers:

For Treviso:
Tries: Nitoglia, McLean, Campagnaro, Vosawai, Muccignat
Cons: Berquist 4
Pens: Berquist 4

For Dragons:
Tries: Screech, Wardle, Hill
Cons: Tovey 3
Pens: Tovey 2

The teams:

Treviso: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Ludovico Nitoglia, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Christian Loamanu, 11 Angelo Esposito, 10 Mat Berquist, 9 Tobias Botes, 8 Robert Barbieri, 7 Paul Derbyshire, 6 Marco Filippucci, 5 Corniel Van Zyl, 4 Antonio Pavanello (c), 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Alberto De Marchi
Replacements: 16 John Maistri, 17 Matthew Muccignat, 18 Ignacio Fernandez-Rouyet, 19 Valerio Bernabo, 20 Manoa Vosawai, 21 Alberto Sgarbi, 22 Fabio Semenzato, 23 James Ambrosini.

Dragons: 15 Dan Fish, 14 Tom Prydie, 13 Pat Leach, 12 Jack Dixon, 11 Hallam Amos, 10 Jason Tovey, 9 Wayne Evans, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Nic Cudd, 6 Lewis Davies (c), 5 Matthew Screech, 4 Cory Hill, 3 Duncan Bell, 2 Elliot Dee, 1 Phil Price
Replacements: 16 Sam Parry, 17 Owen Evans, 18 Bruce Douglas, 19 Rob Sidoli, 20 Jevon Groves, 21 Richie Rees, 22 Kris Burton, 23 Ross Wardle.

Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Stefano Traversi, Giorgio Sgardalo (both Italy)
TMO: Alan Falzone (Italy)

Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
International Match
Saturday , November 1
Barbarians vs AustraliaBarbarians vs Australia Preview
USA vs New ZealandUSA vs New Zealand Preview
More International Match fixtures
LV= Cup
Saturday , November 1
Sale Sharks vs Wasps14:00
Exeter vs Gloucester15:00
Bath vs London Welsh15:00
London Irish vs Leicester15:00
Northampton vs Newcastle16:00
Sunday , November 2
Saracens vs Harlequins13:00
More LV= Cup fixtures
Guinness PRO12
Friday , October 31
Leinster vs EdinburghLeinster vs Edinburgh Preview
Glasgow vs Benetton TrevisoGlasgow vs Benetton Treviso Preview
Ospreys vs ConnachtOspreys vs Connacht Preview
Saturday , November 1
Cardiff Blues vs Munster17:15
Scarlets vs Zebre18:00
Ulster vs Newport Gwent D'gons19:35
More Guinness PRO12 fixtures
Top 14
Saturday , November 1
Lyon vs Toulouse13:45
Racing Metro Paris vs Oyonnax18:30
Stade Francais vs Bordeaux-Begles18:30
La Rochelle vs Montpellier18:30
Brive vs Castres18:30
Bayonne vs Clermont Auvergne20:45
Sunday , November 2
Toulon vs Grenoble13:00
More Top 14 fixtures
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Sunday , October 26
Castres 16 - 21 LeinsterCastres vs Leinster Report
Clermont Auvergne 35 - 3 Sale SharksClermont Auvergne vs Sale Sharks Report
Benetton Treviso 10 - 26 Racing Metro 92
Wasps 16 - 23 HarlequinsWasps vs Harlequins Report
Saturday , October 25
Ulster 13 - 23 ToulonUlster vs Toulon Report
Bath 19 - 21 ToulouseBath vs Toulouse Report
Montpellier 13 - 15 GlasgowMontpellier vs Glasgow Report
Northampton 34 - 6 OspreysNorthampton vs Ospreys Report
Scarlets 15 - 3 LeicesterScarlets vs Leicester Report
More European Rugby Champions Cup results
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Rovigo 18 - 33 Cardiff Blues
Exeter 33 - 13 Connacht
Bucuresti 9 - 13 Stade Francais
Oyonnax 15 - 25 Gloucester
More European Rugby Challenge Cup results
Currie Cup
Western Province 19 - 16 LionsWestern Province vs Lions Report
More Currie Cup results
ITM Cup
Taranaki 36 - 32 TasmanTaranaki vs Tasman Report
More ITM Cup results
European Rugby Champions Cup
Friday , October 24
Munster 14 - 3 SaracensMunster vs Saracens Report
More European Rugby Champions Cup results
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Grenoble 15 - 25 London Irish
Edinburgh 25 - 17 LOU Rugby
Newport Gwent D'gons 26 - 30 Newcastle
Brive 21 - 26 Zebre
La Rochelle 25 - 13 Bayonne
Thursday , October 23
London Welsh 20 - 52 Bordeaux-BeglesLondon Welsh vs Bordeaux-Begles Report
More European Rugby Challenge Cup results
European Rugby Champions Cup
Sunday , October 19
Ospreys 42 - 7 Benetton TrevisoOspreys vs Benetton Treviso Report
Toulouse 30 - 23 MontpellierToulouse vs Montpellier Report
Leinster 25 - 20 WaspsLeinster vs Wasps Report
More European Rugby Champions Cup results
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Northampton625
2Saracens622
3Exeter620
4Bath620
5Wasps615