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Treviso trounce poor Dragons

12th April 2014 18:48

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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)

  • Treviso Fixtures
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FixtureDetails
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European Rugby Champions Cup
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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Guinness PRO12
Friday , November 28
Cardiff Blues vs TrevisoCardiff Blues vs Treviso Preview
Friday , December 19
Edinburgh vs Benetton Treviso19:35
Saturday , December 27
Zebre vs Benetton Treviso16:00
Saturday , January 3
Benetton Treviso vs ZebreTBC
Saturday , January 10
Benetton Treviso vs UlsterTBC
Wednesday, January 14
Ulster vs Benetton TrevisoTBC
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  • Treviso Results
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Guinness PRO12
Sunday , November 23
Treviso 24 - 24 LeinsterTreviso vs Leinster Report
Friday , October 31
Glasgow 17 - 9 Benetton Treviso
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European Rugby Champions Cup
Sunday , October 26
Benetton Treviso 10 - 26 Racing Metro 92
Sunday , October 19
Ospreys 42 - 7 Benetton Treviso
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Friday , October 10
Benetton Treviso 6 - 9 Connacht
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  • Table
Pool 5
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Racing Metro Paris28
2Northampton25
3Ospreys25
4Treviso20