Ulster see off Treviso at Kingspan Stadium

Ulster's Andrew Trimble is tackled by Treviso's Ludovico Nitoglia
Ulster's Andrew Trimble is tackled by Treviso's Ludovico Nitoglia

Ulster 48 Treviso 7

Ulster got their Pro12 campaign back on track with a bonus point win against Treviso at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday night.

Ulster had the game and bonus point wrapped up at half time after first half tries from Dan Tuohy, Sean Reidy, Paul Marshall and Craig Gilroy.

Tuohy opened the scoring on seven minutes when hewent over from close range, Stuart McCloskey converted and added a penalty.

Reidy went over on 22 minutes following a driving maul after Ulster kicked a penalty to touch and McCloskey converted.

Treviso had prop Rupert Harden and No8 Robert Barbieri sin binned within a minute and Ulster took full advantage with Marshall darting over from a blindside break.

Gilroy sealed the bonus point with the last try of the first half, as he got the ball on the Treviso 10 metre line and showed scintillating pace to leave the Italian defence in his wake and touch down under the posts to give Ulster a 27-0 half time lead.

Treviso got the first points of the second half with a try fwhich Jayden Hayward converted.

Ulster hit back with lock Peter Browne powering under the posts after some good work by the pack.

Gilroy got his second try on 62 minutes finishing off a slick handling move which Peter Nelson converted.

Replacement lock Lewis Stevenson touched down for the game’s final try following a driving maul from a lineout and Nelson converted.

Ulster:L Ludik, A Trimble, L Marshall, S McCloskey, C Gilroy P Nelson, P Marshall,A Warwick, R Herring, W Herbst, P Browne, D Tuohy, R Diack, S Reidy, RWilson.

Replacements:P Jackson for Herring 75 mins, C Black for Warwick 56 mins, B Ross for Herbst 65 mins, L Stevenson for Browne 57 mins, C Ross for Diack 68 mins , D Shanahan for Marshall, S Arnold for McCloskey 66 mins, R Scholes for Trimble 61 mins.

Benetton Treviso:J Hayward, L Nitoglia, T Iannone, A Pratichetti, S Ragusi; S Christie, C Smylie;M Zanusso, R Santamaria, R Harden, D Naude, T Palmer, M Barbini, D Budd, R Barbieri.

Replacements:L Bigi for Santamaria 68 mins, Alberto De Marchi for Zanusso 54 mins, S Ferrari, J Montauriol for Naude 48 mins, Andrea De Marchi for M Barbini 54 mins, A Steyn for Palmer 67 mins, A Lucchese for Smylie 76 mins,J Ambrosini for Tommaso 65 mins

Ref L Linton (SRU)