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RaboDirect PRO12: Dominic Ryan scores hat-trick as Leinster thrash Treviso 40-5
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Flanker Dominic Ryan helped himself to a hat-trick of tries as Leinster thrashed Benetton Treviso 40-5 to move within two points of second-placed Glasgow Warriors in the RaboDirect PRO12.
Hooker Sean Cronin weighed in with a couple of scores and Leo Auva'a also touched down in a comprehensive triumph with the visitors' sole success being an unconverted second half try from Ludovico Nitoglia.
Leinster hit the front on ten minutes; the industrious Ryan reached over in the corner at the end of a long spell of play on the right wing, although Ian Madigan was off target with a difficult conversion attempt.
Number two arrived three minutes later as Cronin ran through on the left side following a couple of outstanding breaks by his Ireland colleagues Luke Fitzgerald and Fergus McFadden and Ryan added his second of the evening midway through the half following a well-orchestrated lineout drive.
Cronin joined him in bagging a brace when he finished off a sweeping move in front of the posts on 27 minutes and, with Madigan converting, the half-time lead stood at 26-0.
Ryan completed his treble six minutes after the restart, opportunistically breaking away from a maul before touching down - Madigan adding a fine conversion from the touchline.
But Treviso stuck manfully to their task and were rewarded with the score that their efforts deserved when wing Nitoglia produced a sharp finish to ground the ball in the right corner at the end of a fine team move.
But it was Leinster who had the final say on 69 minutes, Auva'a, a late call-up to the replacements bench, going over to the right of the posts with Fergus McFadden converting in the absence of Madigan.Aviva Premiership. Click here to bet.
Guinness PRO12 Table
|Sunday 14th September|
|Cardiff Blues 12 - 33 Glasgow|
|Saturday 13th September|
|Leinster 42 - 12 Scarlets|
|Friday 12th September|
|Ulster 33 - 13 Zebre|
|Edinburgh 13 - 14 Connacht|
|Newport Gwent D'gons 15 - 17 Ospreys|
|Benetton Treviso 10 - 21 Munster|
|Sunday 7th September|
|Zebre 26 - 41 Cardiff Blues|
|Saturday 6th September|
|Glasgow 22 - 20 Leinster|
|Connacht 16 - 11 Newport Gwent D'gons|
|Scarlets 32 - 32 Ulster|
|Friday 5th September|
|Munster 13 - 14 Edinburgh|
|Ospreys 44 - 13 Benetton Treviso|
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