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Ospreys take five in Treviso

19th February 2011 19:11

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SKY_MOBILE Nikki Walker

Hat-trick: Nikki Walker

Treviso could not repeat what they did to Munster last week as the Ospreys won 34-18 against the Italians at Stadio Comunale di Monigo on Saturday.

Nikki Walker raced in for a hat-trick of tries as Ospreys maintained their

challenge for the Magners League title.

Ospreys included Ireland international Tommy Bowe in their line-up for the

first time since he was sidelined with a knee injury in mid-January, but

it was exiled Scot Walker who stole the show for the Welsh region.

Six of Treviso's seven Magners League wins this season had come at their

Stadio Monigo fortress, however Ospreys never looked in danger of losing

after building up a 17-0 lead inside the first half an hour.

Walker crossed for his and the game's opening score on 11 minutes and lock

Ian Gough quickly followed him onto the scoresheet for his first try in 83

appearances, with centre Ashley Beck adding a third as Ospreys went about

their business in ruthless fashion.

Fly-half Dan Biggar missed three of his four kicks at goal, though, and

Treviso found a foothold in the match through Tobie Botes' two penalties.

Walker's second just after the break reasserted the visitors' dominance

and he completed his hat-trick with just 53 minutes on the clock.

It was the Aberdeen-born player's second hat-trick of the season and took

his tally to an impressive 36 tries in 97 games for the side he joined six

years ago.

Biggar converted and added a penalty before Treviso secured two late

consolation tries through scrum-half Botes who scored all the Italian

side's points on the night.

The scorers:

For Treviso:
Tries: Botes 2
Con: Botes
Pen: Botes 2

For Ospreys:
Tries: Walker 3, Gough, Beck
Con: Biggar 3
Pen: Biggar

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 Padrņ, 6 Benjamin Vermaak, 5 Corniel Van Zyl, 4 Antonio Pavanello (c), 3 Pedro Di Santo, 2 Franco Sbaraglini, 1 Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet.
Replacements: 16 Enrico Ceccato, 17 Matteo Muccignat, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Enrico Pavanello, 20 Manoa Vosawai, 21Benjamin De Jager, 22 Tommaso Benvenuti, 23 Andrea Marcato.

Ospreys: 15 Richard Fussell, 14 Tommy Bowe, 13 Sonny Parker, 12 Ashley Beck, 11 Nikki Walker, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Jerry Collins, 7 Justin Tipuric (capt), 6 Tom Smith, 5 Ian Evans, 4 Ian Gough, 3 Cai Griffiths, 2 Huw Bennett, 1 Duncan Jones.
Replacements: 16 Mefin Davies, 17 Ryan Bevington, 18 Craig Cross, 19 Andy Lloyd, 20 James King, 21 Jamie Nutbrown, 22 Dai Flanagan, 23 Tom Isaacs.

Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

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Saturday , December 6
Benetton Treviso vs Northampton13:00
Saturday , December 13
Northampton vs Benetton Treviso15:15
Saturday , January 17
Racing Metro 92 vs Benetton TrevisoTBC
Saturday , January 24
Benetton Treviso vs OspreysTBC
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Friday , November 28
Cardiff Blues vs Treviso19:35
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Edinburgh vs Benetton Treviso19:35
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Zebre vs Benetton Treviso16:00
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Benetton Treviso vs ZebreTBC
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Benetton Treviso vs UlsterTBC
Wednesday, January 14
Ulster vs Benetton TrevisoTBC
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Sunday , November 23
Treviso 24 - 24 LeinsterTreviso vs Leinster Report
Friday , October 31
Glasgow 17 - 9 Benetton Treviso
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Benetton Treviso 10 - 26 Racing Metro 92
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Ospreys 42 - 7 Benetton Treviso
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Benetton Treviso 6 - 9 Connacht
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1Racing Metro Paris28
2Northampton25
3Ospreys25
4Treviso20