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December 31, 2016

Benetton Treviso 28 - 35 Glasgow Warriors

GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Stadio Monigo on Saturday December 31st 2016 | No comments

A score from Nick Grigg gave Warriors the try bonus point
Glasgow Warriors will leave Italy with five PRO12 points but they left it late before securing the win over Benetton Treviso this afternoon.

A late Rory Clegg try sealed a hard-fought 35-28 victory and the bonus-point win saw Warriors move into the top four on the PRO12 standings - at least for a few hours.

Three first half tries from Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour and Adam Ashe allowed Nick Grigg to add the bonus point score, before Rory Clegg scored the winner.

Two tries from Dean Budd added to Luca Sperandio's early score for Treviso, but a poor performance from the tee saw Tommaso Allan miss a number of opportunities.

A quick start to the game saw Treviso's Sperandio open the scoring in the first minute when he picked up a loose ball 10 metres from the line to register an unconverted try. However, the Warriors found their reply four minutes later when Stuart Hogg collected a grubber kick from his opposite number to race home from 60 metres out, despite the best efforts of Angelo Esposito, before converting his own score.

Glasgow extended their lead moments later when Peter Murchie broke free of the Italians' defence, before the ball found it's way to Seymour to carry over, allowing Hogg to convert again.

Treviso kicker Allan missed a simple penalty from in front of the posts, which was shortly followed by flanker Ashe powering his way over for Glasgow's third converted try of the afternoon.

The hosts hit back just after the half hour mark when a calamity of errors saw Budd pounce on a poor pass under the posts, which Murchie had failed to collect. Allan's conversion, succeeded by a penalty on the brink of half time, reduced the deficit to six points at the break.

Another three-pointer for Treviso brought them to within a score, only for Glasgow centre Grigg to secure a try-scoring bonus point minutes later when he powered his way through a number of attempted tackles to score. Hogg converted out wide to maintain his 100 per-cent record.

Replacement fly-half Ian McKinley slotted his first penalty on the hour mark, bringing his side back to within the realms of a losing bonus point. McKinley was then able to bring the scores level at 28 apiece from the tee when Budd added a second try to his name, following a quickly taken penalty.

A minute later, Glasgow's Clegg rescued the win when great work from Sean Lamont sent Seymour down the left wing. Seymour passed inside to the replacement fly-half who was able to reach for the whitewash. Hogg's resulting conversion added the final score of the game, as Treviso settled for a losing bonus point.

Referee Elia Rizzo (Italy)
Attendance
Man of the Match Stuart Hogg
Team
1
Gordon Reid
2
Pat MacArthur
3
D'arcy Rae
4
Tim Swinson
5
Brian Alainu'uese
6
Adam Ashe
7
Chris Fusaro
8
Ryan Wilson
9
Henry Pyrgos
10
Stuart Hogg
11
Tommy Seymour
12
Sam Johnson
13
Nick Grigg
14
Junior Bulumakau
15
Peter Murchie
Sub
Corey Flynn
Sub
Alex Allan
Sub
Zander Fagerson
Sub
Robert Harley
Sub
Simone Favaro
Sub
Nemia Kenatale
Sub
Rory Clegg
Sub
Sean Lamont
Match Substitutions
Off On
Brian Alainu'uese Robert Harley
Off On
Chris Fusaro Simone Favaro
Off On
D'arcy Rae Zander Fagerson
Off On
Junior Bulumakau Sean Lamont
Off On
Pat MacArthur Corey Flynn
Off On
Gordon Reid Alex Allan
Off On
Nick Grigg Rory Clegg
Off On
Henry Pyrgos Nemia Kenatale