Probe expected into Edinburgh-Treviso brawl

A brawl breaks out between Edinburgh and Treviso players. Pic: SNS/SRU
A brawl breaks out between Edinburgh and Treviso players. Pic: SNS/SRU
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Guinness Pro 12 rugby authorities look set to mount a major investigation into an incident which marred Edinburgh’s six-try 48-0 victory over Treviso at BT Murrayfield

While this was the perfect build up to next Saturday’s derby at Glasgow, the post mortem will have to include a close look at events which saw Italian prop Romulo Acosta red carded and home sub Grayson Hart yellow carded after a bout of fisticuffs.

The brawl was sparked by Acosta aiming punches at Edinburgh’s Fraser McKenzie as he lay on the ground facing the opposite direction and Solomons said: “I made the point to the players they have to keep their discipline and not get embroiled. We will have a review and get a clear picture.

“Grayson was trying to push people away at the beginning and there was provocation. But no matter how much provocation you have to keep your discipline. It is not something one wants to see in a rugby game. The game lost its way after that (incident) but we got back on the horse.”

Overall Solomons was entitled to be satisfied. “It was a positive night but we lost our way a bit in first half when we didn’t stick to our structures and play in the right areas. We rectified that in the second half and tries came,” he said.

Solomons revealed that as well as Matt Scott there could be as return for Phil Burleigh against Glasgow next week.