Pro 12: Edinburgh 48-0 Treviso
|Edinburgh (17) 48|
|Tries: Hidalgo-Clyne, Coman, Nel, Hart, Grant, Denton Pens: Hidalgo-Clyne (2) Cons: Hidalgo-Clyne (3) Heathcote (3)|
Edinburgh cruised to a bonus-point triumph at Murrayfield over a poor Treviso outfit, who remain without a win in the Pro12.
Tries from Sam Hidalgo-Clyne and Mike Coman, and a penalty from the former, put the hosts in command at half time.
Hidalgo-Clyne added another penalty before WP Nel and Grayson Hart ran over, and Treviso's Romelu Acosta was sent off for punching Fraser McKenzie.
Roddy Grant scored the hosts' fifth try and David Denton added another.
Edinburgh remain eighth in the Pro12 table while Treviso are bottom of the pile.
The hosts went into the match boosted by a 24-6 win at London Welsh that maintained their 100% record in the European Challenge Cup, while Treviso were hammered 67-0 by Northampton in the European Champions Cup in their last outing.
Former Scotland international and journalist Norman Mair was remembered before the match in a perfectly observed minute's silence at the home of Scottish rugby.
And Edinburgh made a flying start as Hidalgo-Clyne crossed the line in under a minute.
Full-back Jack Cuthbert did brilliantly to stay in touch while fielding a Treviso kick, before he fed Greig Tonks who played in Hidalgo-Clyne to charge over. Hidalgo-Clyne converted.
Edinburgh were bossing the scrum and earned another penalty that Hidalgo-Clyne scored for a 10-0 advantage.
Poor defending from the visitors allowed Edinburgh to keep the pressure on and captain Coman crossed in the corner after a well-executed maul, with Hidalgo-Clyne adding the extras.
Treviso enjoyed more of the ball in the closing stages of the first half, with flanker Francesco Minto at the heart of their good play as they stretched their hosts across the field, but the Edinburgh defence proved too strong.
The Italians looked bright in the opening stages of the second half, partly due to some Edinburgh errors, but the hosts' dominance in the scrum saved them again with Treviso in a threatening position.
When Alan Solomons' Edinburgh side finally got going, thanks to a Denton charge through the middle, they earned a penalty that Hidalgo-Clyne knocked over.
Minto made life even more difficult for the visitors when he picked up a yellow card, and minutes later Edinburgh almost added another try but Tim Visser was halted on a fine run down the left.
The third try arrived with the hosts still a man to the good, WP Nel finishing off after Alasdair Dickinson was stopped just short of the line. Hidalgo Clyne added the extras.
Grayson Hart secured the bonus point soon after, crossing in the left corner after being played in by Visser, and Tom Heathcote scored the conversion.
Treviso's Acosta then sparked a mass brawl when he threw punches at a grounded McKenzie, earning a red card for his actions, while Hart was yellow carded for retaliation.
Roddy Grant scored the fifth try following a well-worked rolling maul, with Heathcote converting.
Edinburgh kept pressing and Denton ran over in the corner to add even more gloss to the scoreline, with Heathcote adding the extras.
Edinburgh: Cuthbert; Fife, Beard, Strauss, Visser, Tonks, Hidalgo-Clyne; Dickinson, Cochrane, Andress, Bresler, Toolis, Coman, Grant, Denton.
Replacements: Heathcote for Tonks (62), Hart for Hidalgo-Clyne (62), Hilterbrand for Cochrane (62), W. Nel for Andress (56).
Not Used: Shiells, McInally, Dominquez, Atkins.
Treviso: Hayward, Ragusi, Morisi, Christie, Nitoglia, Carlisle, Lucchese, Budd, Minto, Favaro, Van Zyl, Vallejos, Muccignat, Giazzon, Zanusso.
Replacements: Anae, Novak, Acosta, Fuser, Luamanu, Bacchin, Trevisan, Ambrosini.