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Connacht 31-25 Benetton Treviso

Connacht (24) 31
Tries: Nathan, F Murphy, Tuohy Cons: Keatley (2) Pens: Keatley (4) Benetton Treviso (12) 25
Tries: Sepe, Vosawai Con: de Waal (2) Pens: de Waal (2)

Connacht's Sean Cronin is tackled by Marco Filippucci and Benjamin Vermaak of Treviso
Sean Cronin is tackled by Marco Filippucci and Benjamin Vermaak

Connacht had to dig deep to record a narrow home win over Magners League opponents Treviso, who finished strongly to claim a late bonus point.

Troy Nathan and Frank Murphy scored tries to put Connacht into an 18-0 lead before Michele Sepe and Manoa Vosawai responded for Treviso.

Ian Keatley kicked the hosts into a 24-12 by half-time.

Connacht leaked a penalty try which Willem de Waal converted to get Treviso within a converted score of victory.

But Eric Elwood's men held on to move above the visitors in the league standings.

Connacht: Duffy, Tuohy, Ta'auso, Nathan, Carr, Keatley, F Murphy, Wilkinson, Cronin, Hagan, Swift, McCarthy, A Browne, O'Connor, Ofisa.

Replacements: Loughney for Wilkinson (65), Ah You for Hagan (62).

Not used: Flavin, Upton, Nolan, Willis, Nikora, Matthews.

Benetton Treviso: Williams, Sepe, Galon, Pratichetti, Maddock, de Waal, Nitoglia, Rouyet, Sbaraglini, Cittadini, A Pavanello, van Zyl, Vermaak, Vosawai, Ceccato.

Replacements: Garcia for Pratichetti (62), Rizzo for Rouyet (48), Di Santo for Cittadini (48), Derbyshire for Vermaak (48), Padro for Vosawai (48).

Not used: E Pavanello, Marcato.

Att: 1,500

Referee: Graham Knox (Scotland)

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