Treviso rout hapless Edinburgh
May 6, 2011
Scrum-half Tobie Botes played his part in Treviso's demolition of Edinburgh
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Edinburgh's interim head coach Nick Scrivener failed to inspire the send-off he required from his side as the Scots finished their Magners League campaign on a low note by going down 31-6 to Treviso at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo.
Scrivener, who returns to his native Australia next week, had hoped a recent run of three wins from four games would help his side claim a rare victory on their travels. But he was forced to look on as the powerful home side started well and rarely gave the visitors a look-in in front of a loud and vocal home crowd.
Edinburgh suffered a nightmare start when Treviso's Luke McLean went over in the corner with two minutes on the clock and Willem De Waal converted. De Waal put over a penalty before Chris Paterson finally kicked Edinburgh onto the scoreboard. But two more De Waal penalties extended Treviso's lead.
Paterson's second penalty kept Edinburgh in touch but the visitors lost scrum-half Greig Laidlaw to injury just before the interval, which they reached 16-6 behind. Hopes of a thrilling comeback were quickly dashed when De Waal put over another penalty immediately after the re-start, then both Steven Turnbull and Paterson followed Laidlaw off injured.
To complete a miserable send-off for Scrivener, McLean glided over for his second try then fed Robert Barbieri to complete Treviso's one-sided win.
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