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Benetton Treviso

  • Nitoglia (2),
    Penalty goals: Berquist (5),
    Conversions: Berquist (2),
29 - 19

Munster

  • Penalty, Earls, Archer,
    Conversions: Keatley (2),
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 20th Sep 2013
  • KO 19:30
  • Ground: Stadio Comunale di Monigo
  • Att: 4,000

RaboDirect PRO12: Shock result as Munster lose against Benetton Treviso

Last updated: 21st September 2013  

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Munster were knocked off the top of the RaboDirect PRO12 table as they suffered a shock 29-19 defeat at the hands of Benetton Treviso in Italy.

Ludovico Nitoglia had two tries while Mat Berquist kept the points flowing from his boot as Munster missed out on the chance to become the first side ever to begin a league season with maximum points from their opening three games.

Keith Earls and Stephen Archer both crossed for Munster, but ill-discipline cost them as Berquist amassed 19 points, scoring five penalties, while three different Munster players endured spells in the sin bin.

Things began well for Munster as they bossed the opening stages with Earls opening the scoring with a seventh-minute try.

But Ian Keatley, having already missed a penalty, was off target with the conversion, and two Berquist penalties soon saw the momentum swing the other way.

Munster regained the lead with a penalty try when Treviso's scrum collapsed after a gutsy call from captain Peter O'Mahony, Keatley finding his aim this time to make it 12-6.

Another Berquist penalty cut the deficit before half-time but when Archer crossed early in the second half, Keatley's conversion pushed Munster's advantage into double figures and all looked well for the Irish.

That feeling lasted only a couple of minutes before Nitoglia notched his first try, and Berquist's penalty on the hour mark had the teams tied once more.

Nitoglia then dove over from close range for his second score and Berquist sealed it with Munster again down in numbers as Cathal Sheridan took his turn in the sin bin.

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14:30Benetton Treviso vs Leinster
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Friday 28th November
19:35Cardiff Blues vs Benetton Treviso
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19:30Connacht vs Scarlets
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19:35Cardiff Blues vs Scarlets
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