Scarlets slump to fourth defeat
October 1, 2011
Rhys Thomas was sinbinned for the Scarlets
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Treviso moved into the top six of the RaboDirect Pro 12 by condemning Scarlets to a fourth successive defeat with a 20-10 victory.
Treviso took control of the match when the Scarlets were a man down after Rhys Thomas was sinbinned. Ludovico Nitoglia claimed a try and Kris Burton landed a penalty.
Welsh under-20 wing Liam Williams dragged the Scarlets back into the game with a try and Dan Newton added the conversion. But a try from Australian winger Brendan Williams clinched victory for the Italians. Burton finished up with ten points, converting both tries and bagging a second penalty.
The Scarlets made six changes to their starting line-up with Aled Thomas taking over fly-half duties and Newton switching to fullback. Williams was handed another start on the wing and Richie Pugh came into the back row for the injured Josh Turnbull.
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