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  • Edwards, Stoddart (2), Maule,
    Penalty goals: Priestland (3),
    Drop goals: Priestland,
    Conversions: Priestland,
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 27th Nov 2010
  • KO 18:05
  • Ground: Stadio Luigi Zaffanella
  • Att: 2,000

Stoddart stars for Scarlets

Winger bags brace to dash Aironi's hopes

Last updated: 27th November 2010   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Stoddart stars for Scarlets

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Morgan Stoddart scored two tries as Scarlets overcame some stern resistance before running out 34-17 victors over Aironi in Italy.

Aironi had been 10-0 up before the Scarlets came back, Stoddart's first score helping them to a 13-10 half-time lead.

It remained in the balance as Gabriel Pizarro put the hosts back in front but Nigel Davies' side held their nerve and pulled clear in the closing stages, with Stoddart rounding off the win.

Tito Tebaldi kicked the hosts in front from an early penalty but missed three more before the scrum-half's try and subsequent conversion put his side 10 points up after 27 minutes.

Scarlets fly-half Rhys Priestland had also missed the target with a ninth-minute place-kick but was successful four minutes after Tebaldi's try to cut the deficit.

And winger Stoddart touched down four minutes before half-time, Priestland converting and adding a drop goal in the last minute of the first half to send his side into the interval 13-10 to the good.

Stretched

Another Priestland penalty stretched the margin to six points - but that was wiped out as centre Pizarro went over in the 56th minute and Tebaldi converted to put Aironi 17-16 up.

The Welsh side's response was almost immediate as Priestland added another three points on the hour mark.

That settled their nerves and three tries in the final 11 minutes ensured they would complete an ultimately comfortable win.

Flanker Johnathan Edwards and centre Gareth Maule both crossed before Stoddart added his second a minute from time, Priestland missing all three conversions to complete a mixed day for kickers.

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