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Hat-trick hero Visser insists team-mates were architects of Edinburgh win

Guinness PRO12 Editor

3 Dec 2011

Wing Tim Visser was quick to deflect the praise away from his hat-trick display onto his Edinburgh teammates after the Scottish outfit thrashed Aironi 50-10.

Visser cemented his spot at the top of the RaboDirect PRO12 scoring ranks by taking his tally for the season to eight as the Gunners made light work of their Italian opponents.

Victory lifted Edinburgh into ninth in the RaboDirect table and made amends for a 25-19 defeat back in September against the Italians.

However while man-of-the-match Visser stole the plaudits the flying Dutchman insisted it was his partners in the backline that deserved the praise.

“I think I played a good game,” he said.  “I did very well in defence which is a big focus for me at the moment and picking up the tries is always good obviously.

“I can’t score without all the groundwork that is being put in and I actually didn’t have to beat a single man for any of my tries which is great credit to both centres Nick de Luca and James King that put me in for tries.

“And then obviously the great chip from Harry Leonard put me in for my third but there also needs to be a lot of credit to the forwards because they put a lot of big work in and it shows in the result.

“It was a very big win from a RaboDirect PRO12 point of view because we were due a big win. We have shown that we can finish some of the big opponents off in the Heineken Cup but we needed to show that we can get good wins in the RaboDirect too and I think the win was a great example of that.”