Spurred on by a magnificent Monigo Stadium, the Lions were the stars of this exceptional game in which they beat Harlequins 26-21.
Coach Crowley's team, this time kitted out in blue, delivered a resounding defensive phase that created constant difficulties for the visitors and resulted in Benetton Treviso finishing the first half with an 18-12 lead. In the second half the Lions had the possibility of widening the gap. A breathtaking conclusion to the game came when, nine minutes from the final whistle, the Lions were down to 14 men and saw their opponents draw level. But just as it seemed it was all over, a splendid try gave Benetton Rugby a well-deserved win.