Treviso end Munster’s unbeaten start
Italian’s run in two tries through Ludovico Nitoglia as Matt Berquist sscores 19 points
Munster’s Keith Earls is tackled as Simon Zebo looks on in Treviso. Photograph: Elena Barbini/Inpho
Benetton Treviso 29 Munster 19: Munster’s unbeaten start to the season went up in smoke in Italy as they suffered a second-half implosion against Treviso.
Keith Earls and Stephen Archer both crossed the chalk for Rob Penney’s men who also registered a penalty try, but in the end they came away empty-handed following a disastrous final half hour.
For Benetton, Ludovico Nitoglia was the hero of the night with a brace of tries, while Matt Berquist landed 19 points with the boot to hand Treviso their first win of the season on the same night that Zebre won their first ever game.Scorers for Treviso: Try: Nitoglia 2 Con: Berquist 2 Pens: Berquist 5
Scorers for Munster: Try: Earls, Pen Try, Archer Con: Keatley 2
Benetton: L McLean; C Loamanu, M Capagnaro, A Sgarbi, L Nitoglia; M Berquist, E Gori; M Rizzo E Ceccato, A De Marchi; A Pavanello (capt), M Fuser; S Favaro, A Zanni, M Vosawai.
Replacements: R Barbieri for Vosawai (50 mins), D Budd for Fuser (59 mins), I Fernandez-Rouyet for Rizzo (65 mins), A di Bernardo for Favaro (73 mins), P di Santo for De March (74 mins), F Semenzato for Nitoglia (77 mins)
Munster: D Hurley; K Earls, C Laulala, J Downey, S Zebo; I Keatley, D Williams: D Kilcoyne, M Sherry, S Archer; D Ryan, B Holland, P O’Mahony (capt), N Ronan, J Coughlan
Replacements: CJ Stander for O’Mahony (55 mins), D Varley for Sherry (62 mins), D Callaghan for Holland (62 mins), Cathal Sheridan for Downey (62 mins), JJ Hanrahan for Hurley (66 mins), J Cronin for Kilcoyne (70 mins), I Dineen for Williams (72 mins), J Ryan for Archer (74 mins)
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)