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April 02, 2016

Benetton Treviso 16 - 38 Glasgow Warriors

GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Stadio Monigo on Saturday April 2nd 2016 | No comments

Simone Favaro went over for a try against his old club
Glasgow Warriors came out on top in today's PRO12 match against Treviso, but were made to work hard for their bonus point win.

The reigning PRO12 champions trailed by two points at the break, but hit four tries without reply against their Italian hosts, who remain bottom of the table.

The bonus point win moves Glasgow up three places into the play-off places, while Trevisoís fourth straight defeat sees them remain rock bottom and without a win against Scottish opposition in over two years.

For Glasgow, the win marked successive away victories in the league for the first time since October.

Glasgow dominated much of the first half, and led for the majority of the opening 40 minutes, but a spirited turnaround from the divisionís bottom side before the break ensured the Italian team went into half-time with a with a narrow advantage.

An early converted Johnny Gray try started proceedings as expected, and while Treviso hit back through a couple of Jayden Hayward penalties, the gap was opened up once more when Peter Horne touched down from short range for the visitors.

The conversion was Glasgow's final score of the first half, and Treviso hit back strongly in the final five minutes before the break. Angelo Espositoís try was converted by Hayward following a clever attacking move.

Hayward then reached double figures with a penalty on the stroke of half-time, making for a shock 16-14 score line at the break.

The second half began in similar fashion to the first, with Glasgow taking the lead early on. This time, former Treviso back row Simone Favaro crossed the whitewash with Finn Russell adding the extras for the third time to keep up his 100% conversion rate.

Midway through the half, Stuart Hogg broke free on the right following patient passing in the centre, before evading a couple of challenges and dotting down. Russellís effort this time hit the woodwork, but the gap between the sides was in double figures for the first time on the day.

Glasgow put the game out of their opponentís reach with Grayson Hart sneaking down the blindside from a scrum close to the touchline, with the TMO allowing the try, although Russell did not get the same luck with his resultant kick.

Glasgow scored their sixth try of the afternoon via James Malcolm, who made his way through a crowd of bodies before Russell returned to successful kicking duties to round off a successful afternoon for the Scottish side.

Referee Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Man of the Match Stuart Hogg
Gordon Reid
Fraser Brown
Sila Puafisi
Tim Swinson
Jonny Gray
Josh Strauss
Simone Favaro
Adam Ashe
Henry Pyrgos
Finn Russell
Sean Lamont
Peter Horne
Mark Bennett
Taqele Naiyaravoro
Stuart Hogg
James Malcolm
Jerry Yanuyanutawa
D'arcy Rae
Leone Nakarawa
Tyrone Holmes
Grayson Hart
Glenn Bryce
Lee Jones
Match Substitutions
Off On
Simone Favaro Tyrone Holmes
Off On
Tim Swinson Leone Nakarawa
Off On
Taqele Naiyaravoro Lee Jones
Off On
Henry Pyrgos Grayson Hart
Off On
Sila Puafisi D'arcy Rae
Off On
Gordon Reid Jerry Yanuyanutawa
Off On
Fraser Brown James Malcolm
Off On
Stuart Hogg Glenn Bryce
Jonny Gray Try 
Finn Russell Conversion
Peter Horne Try 
Finn Russell Conversion
Simone Favaro Try 
Finn Russell Conversion
Stuart Hogg Try 
Grayson Hart Try 
James Malcolm Try 
Finn Russell Conversion