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  • Hobbs, Dacey,
    Penalty goals: Davies,
    Conversions: Davies (2),
17 - 13

Benetton Treviso

  • Campagnaro,
    Penalty goals: Berquist (2),
    Conversions: Berquist,
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 2nd Nov 2013
  • KO 14:30
  • Ground: Cardiff Arms Park
  • Att: 6,986

RaboDirect PRO12: Cardiff Blues earn hard-fought win over Treviso

Last updated: 2nd November 2013  

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Cardiff Blues were forced to come from behind to claim a 17-13 victory over Treviso in Saturday's PRO12 clash at Cardiff Arms Park.

The Blues secured a third league victory of the season as they ground out a positive result in appalling conditions in South Wales.

Tries from Kristian Dacey and Sam Hobbs earned the points for Cardiff who were without nine of their Welsh internationals.

Michele Campagnaro notched Treviso's only try of the match as the Blues held on to secure four much-needed points.

Kicking proved difficult as the wind swirled around the Arms Park pitch but fly-half Gareth Davies gave the much-changed Cardiff Blues side the lead with an early penalty.

Treviso, boasting 10 international compared to Cardiff's six, struggled to threaten the home side in the opening stages and it was the Blues who scored the game's first try.

Crashed over

Hooker Dacey crashed his way over the try-line with a quarter of the game played, with Davies converting to put the Blues 10 points in front.

The try sparked the Italians into a response and they notched their first points of the afternoon through the boot of Matt Berquist.

Treviso grew in confidence and they reduced the deficit with a second penalty from Berquist, before taking the lead with a stunning team try. The ball was passed through a host of hands to allow Campagnaro to touch down after some good work by Italian international Robert Barbieri.

Berquist kicked the extras as the visitors took a three-point lead into the break.

Cardiff started the second half on the front foot and they were soon back in front as prop Hobbs barged his way over the try-line after the hosts had been camped in Treviso's 22.

Davies added the conversion to extend Cardiff's lead to four points after 54 minutes as the rain continued to pour down in South Wales.

Both sides made a host of changes as they looked to seize the advantage, but Cardiff's youngsters controlled the remaining quarter of the game to secure a hard-fought win over the Italian strugglers.

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Guinness PRO12
Friday 13th February
Guinness PRO12
19:35Ulster vs Treviso
20:05Edinburgh vs Ospreys
Saturday 14th February
19:35Munster vs Cardiff Blues
Sunday 15th February
12:45Scarlets vs Connacht
13:00Zebre vs Glasgow Warriors
15:00Leinster vs Dragons
Friday 20th February
19:05Treviso vs Cardiff Blues
19:35Edinburgh vs Ulster
19:35Leinster vs Zebre
Saturday 21st February
14:40Scarlets vs Munster
17:15Glasgow Warriors vs Ospreys
Sunday 22nd February
16:00Dragons vs Connacht
Friday 27th February
19:35Ospreys vs Leinster
19:35Ulster vs Scarlets
Saturday 28th February
19:15Munster vs Glasgow Warriors
Sunday 1st March
12:45Cardiff Blues vs Edinburgh
17:00Zebre vs Dragons
17:15Connacht vs Treviso
Friday 6th March
19:35Cardiff Blues vs Connacht
19:35Glasgow Warriors vs Zebre
Saturday 7th March
14:40Ospreys vs Munster
17:15Scarlets vs Leinster
18:00Treviso vs Edinburgh
Sunday 8th March
16:00Dragons vs Ulster
Friday 27th March
19:35Leinster vs Glasgow Warriors
Today's Results
Result
Guinness PRO12
Sunday 11th January
Guinness PRO12
Ospreys 22 - 11 Dragons
Treviso 20 - 24 Ulster
Saturday 10th January
Zebre 7 - 31 Munster
Cardiff Blues 13 - 22 Leinster
Friday 9th January
Connacht 13 - 16 Edinburgh
Glasgow Warriors 22 - 7 Scarlets

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