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  • Jones, Spratt (2), Beck, Webb, Dirksen, Davies (2), Baker, Hassler, Natoga,
    Conversions: Biggar (4), Davies (6),
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Benetton Treviso

  • Di Santo,
    Conversions: Berquist,
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 16th Feb 2014
  • KO 16:00
  • Ground: Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Att: 5,089

RaboDirect PRO12: Ospreys race to record win against Treviso

Last updated: 16th February 2014  

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Full-back Sam Davies scored 22 points as the Ospreys registered the biggest win in their history with an 11-try, 75-7 trouncing of Treviso at the Liberty Stadium.

The one-sided victory - the Ospreys scored 54 points in the second half - moved the Welsh region up to third in the RaboDirect PRO12 table.

After a scoreless first quarter it was one-way traffic as the Ospreys went past their previous best win - 68-8 against the same opposition in the 2007-08 season.

It was a useful run out for fly-half Dan Biggar and scrum-half Rhys Webb, who both had plenty to play for.

With pressure on Rhys Priestland and Mike Phillips after Wales' defeat in Ireland last weekend, the Ospreys half-backs - who played 47 minutes each - are being tipped for possible inclusion against France on Friday night.

Biggar and Webb, who scored one of the tries on his 100th appearance for the Ospreys, were joined by Welsh squad colleagues Ryan Bevington, James King, Rhys Webb and Ashley Beck in the starting line-up.

Frustrating

The Ospreys made a frustrating start, failing to trouble the scoreboard operator during the first quarter.

But two tries came along in the space of two minutes at the start of the second quarter as they led 14-0 on 24 minutes.

Captain Jonathan Spratt crossed and he was followed over by centre Beck over for the second converted try.

A quickly taken penalty by Webb should have produced a third try but wing Aiesa Natoga put a foot in touch five metres out.

But the third try came when Webb burst clear from inside the 22 as Ospreys led 21-0 at the break.

That became 28-0 with a second try for Spratt 34 seconds after the restart to secure the bonus point after some good interplay with Natoga and Beck.

And the fifth try came through Natoga to make it 35-0 on 48 minutes.

Rampant

Treviso responded with a converted try for replacement flanker Jacopo Sarto - but that was cancelled out three minutes later for a well-worked try for wing Jeff Hassler, who was followed in by Davies for try number seven two minutes later.

Replacement Dan Baker registered the eighth try just after Alberto Di Bernado was sin-binned and two minutes later replacement centre Hanno Dirksen was over for the ninth try as the Ospreys led 61-7 on 65 minutes.

There was still time for two more tries. First replacement Ryan Jones scampered over before the scoring was rounded off by Davies' second score, who added a sixth conversion.

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Guinness PRO12 Table - November 23 2014
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Forthcoming Guinness PRO12 Fixtures
TimeFixture
Guinness PRO12
Friday 28th November
Guinness PRO12
19:35Cardiff Blues vs Treviso
19:35Munster vs Ulster
Saturday 29th November
15:00Zebre vs Edinburgh
17:15Leinster vs Ospreys
19:30Connacht vs Scarlets
Sunday 30th November
16:00Glasgow vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Friday 19th December
19:35Cardiff Blues vs Scarlets
19:35Leinster vs Connacht
19:35Edinburgh vs Benetton Treviso
Saturday 20th December
14:40Glasgow vs Munster
17:15Ospreys vs Ulster
Sunday 21st December
16:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Zebre
Friday 26th December
14:05Cardiff Blues vs Newport Gwent D'gons
17:00Munster vs Leinster
Saturday 27th December
TBCUlster vs Connacht
14:40Glasgow vs Edinburgh
16:00Zebre vs Benetton Treviso
17:15Ospreys vs Scarlets
Thursday 1st January
14:05Newport Gwent D'gons vs Cardiff Blues
Saturday 3rd January
TBCBenetton Treviso vs Zebre
14:40Leinster vs Ulster
17:05Scarlets vs Ospreys
Friday 9th January
19:35Connacht vs Edinburgh
19:35Glasgow vs Scarlets
Saturday 10th January
TBCBenetton Treviso vs Ulster

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