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  • Webb, Biggar, John,
    Penalty goals: Biggar (3),
    Conversions: Biggar (2),
28 - 3

Benetton Treviso


  • Penalty goals: Botes,
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 13th Apr 2013
  • KO 18:30
  • Ground: Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Att: 9,138

RaboDirect PRO12: Ospreys climbing after beating Treviso

Last updated: 13th April 2013  

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Rhys Webb: crossed for one of Ospreys' three tries

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Fly-half Dan Biggar scored 18 points as the Ospreys climbed back into the RaboDirect PRO12 play-off places with a 28-3 victory over Treviso at the Liberty Stadium.

The Ospreys, who crossed for tries through wing Ben John, Biggar and scrum-half Rhys Webb, failed to get the bonus point but knocked rivals Scarlets back down to fifth place.

After Joe Bearman was caught offside in front of his posts scrum-half Tobias Botes opened the scoring after seven minutes.

Treviso lost their skipper Antonio Pavanello with a back injury and the Ospreys immediately earned a penalty from a scrum which Biggar kicked to level the scores, before a high tackle at a maul gave Biggar a second penalty opportunity which he converted.

Another infringement from a ruck gave Biggar a third penalty as the Welsh region opened up a six-point lead eight minutes before half-time.

A minute before the break the Ospreys grabbed a bizarre try when John dabbed down in the left corner after Treviso paid the price for attempting some foolhardy rugby - a quick line-out and a charged down kick - from behind their own line.

The Ospreys capitalised on their 14-3 interval lead by putting Treviso under pressure in their 22. The Italians attempted to run it out of defence but Biggar pounced to go over for a converted try to open up an 18-point lead.

Treviso's cause was not helped that replacement prop Jacobus Roux was sin-binned for a ruck offence after 61 minutes.

But the Ospreys failed to find the momentum. They were not helped as Ryan Bevington appeared to be knocked out from an attempted tackle as they needed to go in search of a bonus point.

They did get a late try when Webb ran over in the final minute and Biggar converted the effort.

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Forthcoming Guinness PRO12 Fixtures
TimeFixture
Guinness PRO12
Friday 13th February
Guinness PRO12
19:35Ulster vs Benetton Treviso
20:05Edinburgh vs Ospreys
Saturday 14th February
19:35Munster vs Cardiff Blues
Sunday 15th February
12:45Scarlets vs Connacht
13:00Zebre vs Glasgow
15:00Leinster vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Friday 20th February
19:05Benetton Treviso vs Cardiff Blues
19:35Edinburgh vs Ulster
19:35Leinster vs Zebre
Saturday 21st February
14:40Scarlets vs Munster
17:15Glasgow vs Ospreys
Sunday 22nd February
16:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Connacht
Friday 27th February
19:35Ospreys vs Leinster
19:35Ulster vs Scarlets
Saturday 28th February
19:15Munster vs Glasgow
Sunday 1st March
12:45Cardiff Blues vs Edinburgh
17:00Zebre vs Newport Gwent D'gons
17:15Connacht vs Benetton Treviso
Friday 6th March
19:35Cardiff Blues vs Connacht
19:35Glasgow vs Zebre
Saturday 7th March
14:40Ospreys vs Munster
17:15Scarlets vs Leinster
18:00Benetton Treviso vs Edinburgh
Sunday 8th March
16:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Ulster
Friday 27th March
19:35Leinster vs Glasgow

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