Leinster vs Treviso match tracker

Updated: February 9, 2012

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Leinster 42 – 8 Treviso, RDS, kickoff @ 7.05pm

80 mins played


5 min PENALTY! Nacewa (Leinster) 3-0
19 min DROP GOAL! Di Bernardo (Treviso) 3-3
22 min TRY! Madigan (Leinster) 8-3
33 min PENALTY! Nacewa (Leinster) 11-3
52 min PENALTY! Nacewa (Leinster) 14-3
55 min TRY! Muccignat (Treviso) 14-8
62 min TRY! Strauss (Leinster) 19-8
63 min CONVERSION! Nacewa (Leinster) 21-8
66 min TRY! Nacewa (Leinster) 26-8
67 min CONVERSION! Nacewa (Leinster) 28-8
71 min TRY! Cooney (Leinster) 33-8
72 min CONVERSION! Nacewa (Leinster) 35-8
80 min TRY! Carr (Leinster) 40-8
80+1 min CONVERSION! Madigan (Leinster) 42-8


Full-Time Despite some tough Treviso resistance, Leinster break free late and score five tries en-route to a 42-8 victory.

80+1 min CONVERSION! Great shot from Madigan from a difficult angle.
80 min TRY! Fionn Carr scores for Leinster. The wing collects a cross-field ball, sidesteps a defender and runs over the try line. Good score.
77 min Nacewa deservedly named man of the match. He was everywhere tonight.
76 min Some more great attacking from Leinster. Treviso are trying to keep the score down.
75 min Nacewa is substituted to a huge round of applause. Great performance from the New Zealander.
74 min Penalty for Leinster and they kick to the corner.
72 min CONVERSION! Nacewa adds the easy conversion.
71 min TRY! A great line break from Nacewa creates the opening. He slips the ball to John Cooney who is left to run under the posts with no defender near him. That’s the bonus point for Leinster.
70 min Penalty for Leinster kicked to the Treviso 22.
67 min CONVERSION! Nacewa with an excellent kick to make it a 20 point game. The game was close but Leinster threatening to gain a bonus point win.
66 min TRY! Nacewa scores for Leinster. Nacewa passes to David Kearney on the left wing, who inserts a good burst of pace before passing back to the New Zealander. Nacewa was left to run in uncontested.
63 min CONVERSION! Nacewa adds the conversion
62 min TRY! The ball is thrown wide after Carr’s good work. Macken tries to take it past the last defender but is stopped. The ball is worked to Richardt Strauss, who goes over for Leinster’s second try of the game.
62 min Excellent work from Fionn Carr, who makes a great cut and runs through mutiple Treviso defenders. The wing looked to be through but a later tackle stops him.
61 min Powerful scrum from Leinster, but Isaac Boss cannot control the ball and it is turned over.
60 min Treviso kick from over their own end line. Five metre scrum for Leinster.
59 min Treviso box kick slightly blocked by Devin Toner. Good pressure from Leinster.
58 min Some good handling from Leinster creates a slight opening in the middle of the field. Treviso recover and force a turnover.
57 min Another probing Treviso kick goes just too far and over the Leinster try line.
56 min The conversion goes just wide.
55 min TRY! Matteo Muccignat’s first try for Treviso. The Italian team passes to the short side after a scrum and they take Lesinter by surprise. Nice passing from the forwards and Muccignat goes in untouched.
53 min Great kick from Brendan Williams finds touch just before the Leinster try line.
52 min PENALTY! Nice kick from Nacewa, who uses the wind to curl the ball to the right and over.
51 min Another chance for Nacewa from a penalty.
48 min Di Bernardo kicks wide from a decent angle.
47 min Penalty for Treviso and they will go for the posts.
46 min Treviso finally find a player in space, but Ludovico Nitoglia knocks it on. Opportunity lost.
44 min Treviso claim the lineout and are camped at the Leinster try line. Some desperation defending keeps the Italian team out. Shane Jennings, in particular, did brilliantly to hold up the Italian attack.
43 min Leinster spread the ball wide to the left but the ball is knocked on. Treviso immediately kick towards the Leinster line. Nacewa collects the ball and slides out of play.
42 min Good, powerful break from Macken.
41 min The second half is underway.

Half-Time Leinster take a deserved 11-3 lead into the interval. In tough, wet conditions, Leinster have had the majority of the ball and of the chances. Ian Madigan scored the only try of the first half, with Isa Nacewa adding two penalties. Alberto Di Bernardo scored a drop goal for Treviso. Leinster should be too strong for Treviso in the second half.

40+1 min Leinster take the scrum and throw the ball wide. Nacewa knocks the ball on and the first half is over.
40 min The ball is knocked forward and that should be the end of the half.
40 min Treviso build slowly and are near the Leinster 22.
37 min Macken makes a good run down the right wing but is dragged down.
36 min Leinster steal a lineout for the first time today.
33 min PENALTY! Nacewa easily converts the penalty for Leinster.
32 min Penalty for Leinster after Treviso go in from the side.
30 min High tackle on Nacewa leads to a penalty, which is kicked to the edge of the Treviso 22.
29 min Di Bernardo hits the penalty wide.
28 min Treviso awarded a penalty after Leinster collapse the scrum.
26 min Another clever through ball from the Italians, but Nacewa does well to goes down low and intercept and kick the ball to touch.
23 min Nacewa badly miskicks his conversion and it goes wide.
22 min TRY! Ian Madigan scores his sixth try of the season. A deep kickoff gives Leinster good field position. The ball is slowly worked out to the right and Madigan makes a line break five yards from the Treviso line before diving over the line for the first try of the match.
19 min DROP GOAL! The teams are level after a drop goal from Alberto Di Bernardo. It was a poor kick, but his effort just sneaks over the bar.
14 min More great counter attacking play from Leinster. A clever crossfield kick is intercepted by Nacewa, who immediately goes into attack. The full back ran down the touchline before passing to Brendan Macken, who gave a quick return pass to Nacewa. A quality diving tackle stopped Nacewa before he could reach the last defender.
13 min Good running from Treviso sees them reach the Leinster 22, but the Italian side are pushed back.
11 min Great counter-attacking play from Leinster. They turn the ball over and spread it wide. A long kick up the line goes out of play just before the Treviso try line.
9 min Leinster look to have stolen the ball from the scrum, but a penalty is called against the Irish province. Treviso kick to the Leinster 22 from the penalty.
9 min Scrum for Treviso near midfield.
5 min PENALTY! Isa Nacewa scores Leinster’s first points with a quality kick.
5 min Early penalty for Leinster near the left touchline.
2 min Good line break from Fionn Carr, but possession is turned over and the chance is lost.
1 min Early turnover of possession for Leinster.
0 min The match is about to kick-off at the RDS.


15: Isa Nacewa, 14: Darren Hudson, 13: Brendan Macken, 12: Colm O’Shea, 11: Fionn Carr, 10: Ian Madigan, 9: Isaac Boss, 1: Heinke van der Merwe, 2: Richardt Strauss, 3: Nathan White, 4: Damian Browne, 5: Devin Toner, 6: Kevin McLaughlin (captain), 7: Shane Jennings, 8: Leo Auva’a

16: Tom Sexton, 17: Jack McGrath, 18: Jamie Hagan, 19: Mark Flanagan, 20: Jordi Murphy, 21: John Cooney, 22: Noel Reid, 23: Andrew Boyle

15 Ludovico Nitoglia, 14 Benjamin De Jager, 13 Ezio Galon, 12 Andrea Pratichetti, 11 Brendan Williams, 10 Alberto Di Bernardo, 9 Alberto Chillon, 8 Marco Filippucci, 7 Benjamin Vermaak, 6 Gonzalo Padrò, 5 Valerio Bernabò (captain), 4 Francesco Minto, 3 Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet, 2 Enrico Ceccato, 1 Matteo Muccignat

16 Diego Vidal, 17 Carlo Fazzari, 18 Pedro Di Santo, 19 Marco Fuser, 20 Enrico Pavanello, 21 Simon Picone, 22 Gonzalo Garcia, 23 Tommaso Iannone

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