Treviso on a roll as they beat Ulster

Kris Burton continued his series of fantastic performances to lead Benetton Treviso to a third successive win and their first over Ulster with a 12-23 victory at Ravenhill.

Fly Half Burton scored all but 5 of Treviso’s 23 point haul and secured their best run of success in the competition to date.

The points started coming after just seven minutes after Ulster succumbed to some intense pressure from the Treviso forwards to award the fly half a kick at goal. Burton’s fate as the hero of the piece came around the hour after gathering an undercooked kick from Adam D’Arcy and taking it a good 50 meters.

The win was not without its controversy, however, as Italian referee Stefano Penne continually pinged Ulster harshly, including a penalty try in the first half that appeared to be caused by Trevisio’s Lorenzo Cittadini popping up in the scrum.

The original scrum had been called after an impressive maul from the visitors had been thwarted by Darren Cave getting in the way of Brendan William’s attempt at touching down.

This left Ulster in dire need of a comeback with very little time on the clock, but for the last 15 blistering minutes it looked more than possible thanks to Pedrie Wannenburg, who crossed twice before the hosts conceded a penalty that allowed Burton to extend the lead too far for Ulster to come back from.

Final Score Ulster 12 (0) Benetton Treviso 23 (10)


Tries : Wannenburg (2)
Con : Humphreys
Card : Fitzpatrick (yellow)

Benetton Treviso
Tries : Burton, Penalty
Con : Burton (2)
Pen : Burton (3)

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