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  • Penalty goals: Berquist (4),
12 - 14

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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19:35Ulster vs Benetton Treviso
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Sunday 15th February
12:45Scarlets vs Connacht
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19:35Edinburgh vs Ulster
19:35Leinster vs Zebre
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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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