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  • Williams, Picone,
    Penalty goals: de Waal,
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  • Williams, Robinson,
    Penalty goals: Parks (2),
    Conversions: Parks (2),
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 3rd Mar 2012
  • KO 15:30
  • Ground: Stadio Comunale di Monigo
  • Att: 3,000

Road win for Blues

Welsh cross twice as Italians clinch deserved losing bonus

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Road win for Blues

Try for Cardiff: Martyn Williams

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Cardiff Blues resisted a late comeback from Treviso to claim a 20-13 Pro12 victory at Stadio Monigo on Saturday.

The home side started brightly, more than matching their Welsh visitors, and nearly registered the first try as Corniel Van Zyl charged down a kick in the opposition 22 and full-back Ludovico Nitoglia launched a swift counter-attack from deep moments later.

It was the Blues' reliable fly-half Dan Parks who put the first points on the scoreboard though with a penalty midway through the first half.

Veteran South African fly-half Willem de Waal levelled the scores for Treviso after 25 minutes but they did not have parity for long as Martyn Williams and Harry Robinson, on for the injured Richard Mustoe, scored in quick succession to give the Blues a 17-3 half-time lead.

The second try was a killer blow. Just as the hosts were looking to launch another attack, Robinson intercepted an errant pass and raced away to touch down.

The Italians struggled to recover and Williams could have added a third but came up just short as he stretched for the line right on the half-time whistle.

Treviso did respond admirably in the second half though and grabbed themselves a bonus point with two tries in the final ten minutes.

Replacement Simon Picone grabbed the first and the second came courtesy of winger Brendan Williams, who finished off a scintillating counter attack which began deep in their own 22.

De Waal missed both conversions and the Blues were never really in danger of losing the game but the bonus point was just reward for the Italians' efforts.

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