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Munster Lose In Italy

13th February 2011 By Munster Rugby

Munster Lose In Italy

The losing consolation point they picked up will be no consolation to Munster as they went down 19-18 to Benetton Treviso today.

And they can have no complaints even if they did fight back from being 16-3 down and at one stage had two players in the bin.

They trailed 6-3 at the break before Willen de Waal landed his third penalty in the 45th minute and when the out-half converted Gonzalo Padro's try from the touchline ten minutes later Munster were in all sorts of bother.

They came back with a Warwick penalty and tries from Doug Howlett and James Coughlan but then conceded another penalty for De Waal to kick the crucial penalty

Munster: S Deasy; D Howlett capt, T Gleeson, L Mafi, S Zebo; P Warwick, D Williams; D Hurley, D Varley, S Archer; I Nagle, D Foley; B Holland, T O'Donnell, J Coughlan. Replacements: M Sherry, W du Preez, P Borlase, M O'Driscoll, D Ryan, C Sheridan, S Tuitupou, D Hurley.

Benetton Treviso: B Williams; L Nitoglia, E Galon, A Pratichetti, M Sepe; W De Waal, T Botes; M Rizzo, F Sbaraglini, L Cittadini; Antonio Pavanello capt, C van Zyl; B Vermaak, G Padro, M Fillipucci. Replacements: E Ceccato, M Muccignat, P Di Santo, I Fernandez Rouyet, Enrico Pavanello, T Benvenuti, B De Jager, A Marcato.

Referee: James Jones (WRU).


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