October 05, 2014
Benetton Treviso 23 - 40 Glasgow Warriors
GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Stadio Monigo on Sunday October 5th 2014 | No comments
Tyrone Holmes went over for Glasgow's second try Glasgow Warriors go top of the PRO12 after a bonus point win over Benetton Treviso this afternoon.
Glasgow's six tries came from Tyrone Holmes, James Eddie, Sean Lamont, DTH van der Merwe and a double from Tommy Seymour. Duncan Weir added three conversions with Finn zrussell coming on to add another two.
The Warriors didn't have it all their own way, but came through a tough test, as they maintained their winning start to the new campaign.
A Joe Carlisle penalty gave Treviso the lead inside a couple of minutes and early signs suggested that the Italians were going to be no pushovers, and they made a statement of intent on the nine minute mark.
After Mat Luamanu had gone agonizingly close to crossing under the posts, Joe Carlisle threw a long pass wide to Michele Campagnaro, who managed to stumble over the line.
The Warriors replied soon after with a well worked score. Peter Horne made a smart break in midfield, his pass to Stuart Hogg created a two on one situation, and the full back popped the ball back on the inside for Tommy Seymour who strolled over.
The Warriors added another soon after. Tyrone Holmes rumbled over the line after a well worked rolling maul, with Duncan Weir's extras giving the Warriors a 12-10 lead.
Treviso would have been disappointed that their solid start had fallen away, and things got even worse when Seymour broke from his own half unchallenged to put the vistors in a comfortable position.
Carlisle adding two penalties before half time which meant Glasgow had a narrow lead of 19-16 at the break.
James Eddie gave the visitors the perfect start to the second half, using his strength to cross and put Glasgow ten points ahead once again.
DTH van der Merwe got himself on the score sheet with a run from his own half, the try effectively ended the game as a contest after 60 minutes.
Sean Lamont added another soon after, taking advantage of good work by Nikola Matawalu.
Both teams made changes with 18-year-old prop Zander Fagerson making his debut for the Warriors.
Campagnaro did cross for his second to ensure that his side were still in the hunt for a bonus point, but despite the Warriors having Rossouw de Klerk and Matawalu sin-binned, that never materialised and Glasgow secured a win and maximum points.