GUINNESS PRO12: Treviso hold out to take home victory over Dragons

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BENETTON TREVISO 19 NG DRAGONS 17

Angus O’Brien hit a post with a last-ditch drop-goal attempt as Newport Gwent Dragons fell to a 19-17 Guinness PRO12 loss to Treviso.

Fresh from recording their first victory over Cardiff Blues last Saturday, the Italians secured another win over Welsh opposition as Newport’s wait for an away triumph in the competition continued.

The hosts ran in three tries but were fortunate that O’Brien’s late drop-goal try struck the upright, with Hallam Amos then pushed into touch as Treviso held on.

Amos’ first-half try, and O’Brien’s subsequent conversion, cancelled out an early score from Angelo Esposito and the Dragons then lead through a penalty from their fly-half.

However, Treviso moved ahead prior to the interval when Filo Paulo crashed over and they increased their lead after the restart with a breakaway try from Ludovico Nitoglia.

Cory Hill’s try reduced the deficit, though, and Jayden Hayward missed two penalties for the Italians to keep Newport in it, but they failed to capitalise with their late opportunities.