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Record-breaking Visser on the march

Guinness PRO12 Editor

3 Nov 2011

Edinburgh winger Tim Visser has his sights set on becoming the RaboDirect PRO12 top try-scorer after overhauling Simon Webster’s Gunners record in Friday’s 36-28 defeat to Leinster.

The Dutchman scored twice at Murrayfield to join Aironi's Nick Williams at the top of the try-scoring charts on five and overtake Webster’s 28 league tries in Edinburgh colours.

And Visser admits the pressure is on Edinburgh to come away from this weekend’s trip to Italy with a win, after Treviso recorded their fourth straight RaboDirect PRO12 win against the Dragons last week.

Visser said: “It was good to get another record in overhauling Simon who is an established player and finisher. I was happy with that.

“I just want to keep going. I had a bit of a slow start.

“If I can build on these tries now that I’m top again that will let me get away from Nick Williams because he is not even a winger. I hope he has just got lucky with his tries so far.

“My next goal is just to become a better player. I said that at the start and I’ll try and finish another season on a high.

“I think my defensive work is picking up and going into the wet season now I’m going to work on catching high balls.

“I have always got little goals to get through the season and as long as I keep performing to the high standards I set myself I’ll be happy.”

Last season Edinburgh slumped to a 31-6 defeat at the Stadio Monigo, and Visser is keen to bury those demons against Franco Smith’s side on Saturday.

He added: “It will be a big game for us. We have one to get back on them for the last game of the season out there.

“Treviso are a really good team at home and showing they are easily the best Italian side.

“They are a completely different team at home and away.”