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  • Penalty goals: Berquist (4),
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Ulster

  • Cave, Diack,
    Conversions: Pienaar (2),
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 23rd Feb 2014
  • KO 14:00
  • Ground: Stadio Comunale di Monigo
  • Att: 2,720

RaboDirect PRO12: Ulster beat Treviso 14-12 at Stadio Monigo

Last updated: 23rd February 2014  

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Mat Berquist: Kicked four penalties for Treviso but still ended up on the losing side

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Darren Cave: Notched an early try for the visitors

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Ulster were hanging on at the end of an unconvincing performance as they claimed a 14-12 victory against Treviso.

Darren Cave and Robbie Diack crossed for Ulster tries in the RaboDirect PRO12 tussle at Stadio Monigo.

But the visitors struggled to build on those, and four penalties from Treviso fly-half Mat Berquist made it closer than it needed to be come the closing stages.

Ulster brought impressive form with them to Italy, having been beaten just once in their past 10 outings, spanning all competitions.

Against a Treviso side on a five-game losing run, it was hard to see Ulster being pushed close, but they very nearly went down to defeat, having to stave off late pressure as the hosts sought a winning score.

Early lead

Berquist booted Treviso ahead early on, but once Ulster got their noses in front in the 11th minute, with Cave dashing over and Ruan Pienaar converting, the Irish team were never headed again.

Ulster were careless enough to let Treviso stay in touch though, giving away a penalty early in the second half that Berquist booted to narrow the gap to 7-6.

Diack burrowed over for Ulster's second try in the 51st minute, and again Pienaar kicked the two points.

What should have then been a formality for Ulster became anything but as Berquist soon sliced into the lead with a pair of penalties, making for the tense finale that Ulster just about survived.

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