Planet Rugby

Treviso

Treviso

Leinster edge out Treviso

24th November 2013 15:43

Share:

SKY_MOBILE Jimmy Gopperth Leinster

Key points: Jimmy Gopperth

Leinster claimed the spoils in their PRO12 clash with Treviso on Sunday, winning 21-20 at Stadio Monigo.

Tries from Lote Tuqiri and Noel Reid gave the Irish province a 12-10 lead at the interval, with Ludovico Nitoglia's touchdown and Mat Berquist's penalty responding for the Italian outfit.

Jimmy Gopperth kicked two penalties to Berquist's one after the break before Angelo Esposito went over to give Treviso a narrow lead.

However, Gopperth's 75th minute three-pointer snatched a late win which takes them into the top-four.

Both teams went into the game without a number of their international stars, but it was the visitors that initially dealt better with their Ireland players away.

Two tries in the first 15 minutes signalled the depth that Matt O'Connor has in the squad. Firstly, Tuqiri, who scored in the 2003 World Cup final for Australia, touched down before Reid scampered over. Gopperth converted the second score as Leinster took a 12-0 lead.

However, Treviso showed excellent spirit to come back into the game.

They have struggled so far this season, having only won two PRO12 games going into this encounter, but they troubled the three-time Heineken Cup champions in the first half.

After Berquist had kicked a penalty, the fly-half converted Nitoglia's try to reduce the arrears to 12-10 at the break.

Like in the opening period, Leinster started the second just as impressively with Gopperth kicking successive penalties to take them 18-10 ahead.

Once again, Benetton fought back and their fly-half responded with his third from the tee before Esposito's converted touchdown took them into the lead for the first time.

But Treviso couldn't hold on and the Irish province's pivot kicked a late penalty for a dramatic win.

The scorers:

For Treviso:
Tries: Nitoglia, Esposito
Con: Berquist 2
Pen: Berquist 2

For Leinster:
Tries: Tuqiri, Reid
Con: Gopperth
Pen: Gopperth 3

Treviso: 15 Brendan Williams, 14 Ludovico Nitoglia, 13 Andrea Pratichetti, 12 Christian Loamanu, 11 Angelo Esposito, 10 Mat Berquist, 9 Fabio Semenzato, 8 Marco Filippucci, 7 Dean Budd, 6 Manoa Vosawai, 5 Corniel Van Zyl (capt), 4 Marco Fuser, 3 Ignacio Fernandez-Rouyet, 2 Franco Sbaraglini, 1 Alberto De Marchi.
Replacements: 16 Enrico Ceccato, 17 Matteo Muccignat, 18 Pedro Di Santo, 19 Antonio Pavanello, 20 Filippo Giusti, 21 Alberto Sgarbi, 22 James Ambrosini, 23 Alberto Di Bernardo.

Leinster: 15 Darren Hudson, 14 Lote Tuqiri, 13 Brendan Macken, 12 Noel Reid, 11 Darragh Fanning, 10 Jimmy Gopperth, 9 John Cooney, 8 Leo Auva'a, 7 Shane Jennings (capt), 6 Rhys Ruddock, 5 Quinn Roux, 4 Tom Denton, 3 Martin Moore, 2 Aaron Dundon, 1 Michael Bent.
Replacements: 16 James Tracy, 17 Jack O'Connell, 18 Tadhg Furlong, 19 Ben Marshall, 20 Dominic Ryan, 21 Eoin Reddan, 22 Cathal Marsh, 23 Collie O'Shea.

Referee: tba (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Elia Rizzo (Italy), Giorgio Sgardiolo (Italy)
Television match official: Mauro Dordolo (Italy)

  • Treviso Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Saturday , December 6
Benetton Treviso vs Northampton13:00
Saturday , December 13
Northampton vs Benetton TrevisoTBC
Saturday , January 17
Racing Metro 92 vs Benetton TrevisoTBC
Saturday , January 24
Benetton Treviso vs OspreysTBC
More European Rugby Champions Cup fixtures
Guinness PRO12
Friday , October 31
Glasgow vs Benetton TrevisoGlasgow vs Benetton Treviso Preview
Sunday , November 23
Benetton Treviso vs Leinster14:30
Friday , November 28
Cardiff Blues vs Benetton Treviso19:35
Friday , December 19
Edinburgh vs Benetton Treviso19:35
Saturday , December 27
Zebre vs Benetton Treviso16:00
Saturday , January 3
Benetton Treviso vs ZebreTBC
More Guinness PRO12 fixtures
  • Treviso Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Sunday , October 26
Benetton Treviso 10 - 26 Racing Metro 92
Sunday , October 19
Ospreys 42 - 7 Benetton TrevisoOspreys vs Benetton Treviso Report
More European Rugby Champions Cup results
Guinness PRO12
Friday , October 10
Benetton Treviso 6 - 9 ConnachtBenetton Treviso vs Connacht Report
Sunday , October 5
Benetton Treviso 23 - 40 Glasgow
Sunday , September 28
Newport Gwent D'gons 33 - 15 Benetton Treviso
Saturday , September 20
Scarlets 43 - 0 Benetton Treviso
Friday , September 12
Benetton Treviso 10 - 21 Munster
More Guinness PRO12 results
  • Table
Pool 5
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Racing Metro Paris28
2Northampton25
3Ospreys25
4Treviso20