Warriors crash in Italy

16th Apr 2011, 17:22

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Try time: Robert Barbieri

Try time: Robert Barbieri

Treviso edged past the Glasgow Warriors 19-16 on Saturday to overtake the Scottish side in the Magners League table.

Treviso edged past the Glasgow Warriors 19-16 on Saturday to overtake the Scottish side in the Magners League table.

A converted try by back-row Robert Barbieri aided by 14 points from the boot of fly-half Willem De Waal helped the Italian team to their first victory in seven attempts.

Glasgow replied with a score of their own from centre Graeme Morrison with stand-off Ruaridh Jackson adding three penalties and a conversion, but they couldn't build on their recent revival which had seen them win two of their last three matches.

De Waal opened the scoring for the hosts on nine minutes with his first penalty of the game but Jackson replied with one of his own. Glasgow's fly-half then added another three points but his opposite number hit back to level matters with the last action of the half to leave it finely balanced at 6-6.

The away side got off to the worse possible start just a minute into the second period when loosehead prop Ryan Grant was sin-binned.

And Treviso took advantage when Barbieri powered over, De Waal converting. However, the Warriors weren't restricted by the loss of Grant and duly hit back through Morrison, Jackson also adding the extras.

The two fly-halves then traded penalties to leave scores level at 16-16 with 20 minutes to go. But it was left to De Waal to score the final points with a drop-kick, and despite the away side pressing late on they were unable to snatch victory.

The scorers:

For Treviso:
Try: Barbieri
Con: De Waal
Pens: De Waal 3
Drop: De Waal

For Glasgow:
Try: Morrison
Con: Jackson
Pens: Jackson 3

Benetton Treviso: 15 Brendan Williams, 14 Michele Sepe, 13 Alberto Sgarbi, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 11 Ludovico Nitoglia, 10 Willem De Waal, 9 Fabio Semenzato, 8 Paul Derbyshire, 7 Alessandro Zanni 6 Robert Barbieri, 5 Corniel Van Zyl, 4 Antonio Pavanello (capt), 3 Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Matteo Muccignat
Replacements: 16 Diego Vidal, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Valerio Bernabò, 20 Manoa Vosawai, 21 Francesco Minto, 22 Simon Picone, 23 Luke McLean

Glasgow Warriors: 15 Peter Murchie, 14 Hefin O'Hare, 13 Federico Aramburu, 12 Graeme Morrison (capt), 11 DTH van der Merwe, 10 Ruaridh Jackson, 9 Chris Cusiter, 8 Johnnie Beattie, 7 Richie Vernon, 6 Robert Harley, 5 Tom Ryder, 4 Aly Muldowney, 3 Moray Low, 2 Dougie Hall, 1 Ryan Grant

Replacements: 16 Fergus Thomson, 17 Kevin Tkachuk, 18 Jon Welsh, 19 Chris Fusaro, 20 Ryan Wilson, 21 Colin Gregor, 22 Duncan Weir, 23 Peter Horne.

Date: Saturday, April 16
Venue: Stadio Monigo
Referee: Dudley Phillips