Magners League: Benetton Treviso 31-6 Edinburgh

Treviso

  • Tries: McLean 2, Barbieri
  • Con: de Waal 2
  • Pens: de Waal 4

Edinburgh

  • Pens: Paterson 2
Treviso's Luke McLean

McLean scored two tries and set up another against Edinburgh

Nick Scrivener ended his spell as Edinburgh's interim head coach - and the Magners League season - with a thumping defeat by Treviso in Italy.

A try by Luke McLean and a conversion and penalty from Willem De Waal put Treviso in command.

Edinburgh responded with a Chris Paterson penalty, but two successful De Waal kicks followed.

Paterson replied, but a De Wall penalty and tries from McLean and Robert Barbieri ensured a convincing win.

And it completed a miserable send off for Scott MacLeod, who is moving to Kobe Steelers in Japan, and David Blair, who is leaving the club and professional rugby.

Scrivener, who returns to his native Australia next week with Michael Bradley taking over next season, had hoped a recent run of three wins from four games would help his side claim a rare victory on their travels.

However, 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 crowd at the Stadio di Monigo.

Edinburgh suffered a nightmare start when McLean went over in the corner with two minutes on the clock and Willem De Waal converted.

De Waal put over a penalty before 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 restart, 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 Barbieri to complete Treviso's one-sided win.

Benetton Treviso : McLean, Sepe, Sgarbi, Garcia, Benvenuti, de Waal, Botes, Rouyet, Ghiraldini, Cittadini, A. Pavanello, van Zyl, Barbieri, Zanni, Derbyshire. Replacements : Williams for Sepe (47), Semenzato for Botes (77), Rizzo for Rouyet (59), Sbaraglini for Ghiraldini (68), Muccignat for Cittadini (41), F. Minto for A. Pavanello (38), Vermaak for Derbyshire (57). Not Used: Vosawai.

Edinburgh : Paterson, Webster, De Luca, King, Visser, D. Blair, Laidlaw, Traynor, Kelly, G. Cross, MacLeod, S. Turnbull, McInally, Rennie, Denton. Replacements : Thompson for Paterson (49), L. Jones for Laidlaw (38), Niven for Traynor (71), Walker for Kelly (73), Young for G. Cross (73), Hamilton for S. Turnbull (42), MacDonald for McInally (15). Not Used: Brown.

Att : 5,000