Benetton Treviso 27 - 11 Dragons
A strong upswing in the second-half by coach Kieran Crowley's men helped Benetton Treviso to secure their first win of the 2016-17 Pro12 season with a 27-11 win over the Newport Gwent Dragons at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo on Friday.
The home side commanded just a slender two-point lead at the end of the first half. However, the Italian club scored a couple of converted tries along with a penalty from fly-half Tommaso Allan's boot to help themselves to a 16-point margin victory.
Centre Tommaso Benvenuti (25), Locks Filo Paulo (47) and Marco Fuser (78) did the heavy labor of scoring tries for the hosts, while Allan kicked 12 points off his boots which included two penalties and three conversions.
Lock Rynard Landman (27) was the lone try scorer for the visitors as fly-half Angus O'Brien, although failed to make the conversion, managed to slot a couple of penalties for the Welsh side.
The win after three consecutive losses has given Treviso some much needed hope for an improved campaign for the remainder of Pro12 season.
This is the third loss for the Dragons in this season with their only win coming against Zebre at home.