Treviso rout hapless Edinburgh
May 6, 2011
Scrum-half Tobie Botes played his part in Treviso's demolition of Edinburgh
© Getty Images
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.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
"Gentlemen, if you want to see the World Cup going south yet again, you are going the right way about it," John Taylor looks at the state of European rugby
The Heineken Cup proved once again just why it is the best domestic rugby competition in the world at the weekend and Monday Maul picks out some of the key talking points
The latest Week in Pictures brings you a selection of the best snaps from around the rugby world with scantily clad ladies, O'Driscoll and snow all featuring
"If I miss the first kick of the match, it shouldn't have any impact on the second. They are different entities." Tom Hamilton talks to Northampton Saints' Stephen Myler