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Forwards seal Treviso win

19th April 2013 21:24

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Manoa Vosawai for Treviso

Try scorer: Manoa Vosawai

Tries from Manoa Vosawai, Michele Rizzo and Simone Favaro led Treviso to a 30-10 win over Edinburgh at the Stadio Monigo on Friday.

A penalty from Greig Laidlaw and his conversion of centre Matt Scott's try handed Edinburgh a 10-0 lead in Italy after just 13 minutes, but ill-discipline crept into their game and mid-table Treviso eventually went into half-time three points to the good.

Fly-half Alberto Di Bernardo, the former Leeds player, missed his first two attempts at goal, but he eventually put the home side on the scoreboard 26 minutes in.

Di Bernardo added a second penalty and then converted a try from replacement Manoa Vosawai, while Tom Brown was in the sin-bin, to hand Treviso a 13-10 half-time advantage.

The third quarter was scoreless until Di Bernardo atoned for another miss at goal with his third penalty of the night on 57 minutes. Treviso continued to use their bench well and a try from replacement Michele Rizzo followed on the hour-mark, just 10 minutes after he had taken to the field.

An out-of-sorts Edinburgh struggled to find a response even when Treviso pair, Fernandez-Rouyet and Edoardo Gori, were both shown yellow cards within the space of four minutes.

Edinburgh's toothless attack failed to make their two-man advantage count and it was Treviso who had the final word when flanker Simone Favaro crossed the line in stoppage time. Di Bernardo added the extras to make it 30-10.

The scorers:

For Treviso:
Tries: Vosawai, Rizzo, Favaro
Cons: di Bernardo 3
Pens: di Bernardo 3
Yellow Cards: Gori, Fernandez-Rouyet

For Edinburgh:
Try: Scott
Con: Laidlaw
Pen: Laidlaw
Yellow Card: Brown

Treviso: 15 Brendan Williams, 14 Ludovico Nitoglia, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 12 Gideon La Grange, 11 Christian Loamanu, 10 Alberto Di Bernardo, 9 Fabio Semenzato, 8 Paul Derbyshire, 7 Alessandro Zanni, 6 Simone Favaro, 5 Valerio Bernabò, 4 Francesco Minto, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (c), 1 Alberto De Marchi.
Replacements: 16 Giovanni Maistri, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Ignacio Fernandez-Rouyet, 19 Marco Fuser, 20 Manoa Vosawai, 21 Edoardo Gori, 22 Kristopher Burton, 23 Luke McLean.

Edinburgh: 15 Tom Brown, 14 Dougie Fife, 13 Nick de Luca, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Harry Leonard, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 Netani Talei, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Stuart McInally, 5 Sean Cox, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 Geoff Cross, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Allan Jacobsen.
Replacements: 16 Steve Lawrie, 17 Robin Hislop, 18 John Yapp, 19 Perry Parker, 20 Robert McAlpine, 21 Sean Kennedy, 22 Piers Francis, 23 Lee Jones.

Referee: Mark Patton (IRFU)
Assistant Referees: Stefano Traversi, Simone Boaretto (both FIR)
TMO: Stefano Marrama (FIR)

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