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The Lions have played the Jaguares 8 times in Super rugby and the most recent of these matches was last month in Buenos Aires.

In the 8 matches between these teams the Lions have won 5 and lost three.


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  • The Lions have won four of their last five Super Rugby games against the Jaguares, including a 25-16 victory when they met in the opening round of this campaign.
  • The Lions will be out to avoid back-to-back defeats at home in Super Rugby for the first time since Rounds 1 & 3 of the 2015 campaign after 30-12 defeat to the Bulls last round.
  • The Jaguares have lost their last three away games on the bounce in Super Rugby, a span preceded by a four-game winning streak on the road which included three come-from-behind wins.
  • There have been just three scrums won against the head in Super Rugby this season, with the Jaguares (2) and Lions (1) responsible for each of them.
  • Pablo Matera has scored three tries in his last three away games for the Jaguares in Super Rugby, making an average of 16 carries per game in that period.

Match detail

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The Jaguares kick off and the match is underway.

The Lions fumble the ball after the kick off which gives the Jaguares an attacking platform in the Lions 22.

2.00: The Lions win the scrum but then as they run the ball out of their 22 the final pass is forward.

3.00: Scrum penalty to the Lions. Jantjies kicks for touch.

5.00: The Lions win the line out but get pushed into touch. The Jaguares win their line out and boot the ball into touch.

8.00: The Jaguares win a line out but then concede a penalty. The Lions boot the ball into touch for the line out.

10.00: The Lions turn the ball over as the Jaguares attack. They move the ball from side to side but then the Jaguares get a hand to the ball and knock it in giving the Lions a scrum.

15.00: The Lions go through 9 phases on attack in the Jaguares 22 but the Jaguares scramble again and again keeping them out. On the 10th phase Jantjies offloads to Rhyno Herbst who slips through a gap and runs to the line and scores. TRY!

16.00: Jantjies takes the conversion kick and nails it. That takes him over the 1000 Super rugby point scored barrier.

18.00: The Jaguares are awarded a penalty. Joaquin Diaz Bonilla slots the penalty and the Jaguares are on the board.

21.00: The Lions kick to the corner for a line out. They win the line out and run the ball but as they get to the middle of the field the ball is lost. The Jaguares engaged too early at the line out so the Lions have another chance.

23.00: The Lions take the line out option again.

24.00: The Lions win the line out. The ball comes out slowly but when it does Jantjies slices through the Jaguares and scores. TRY!

24.00: Jantjies converts his try.

26.00: The Lions turn the ball over in the middle of the field. Kwagga Smith gets the ball on the wing and races for the line. He is caught as he goes over the line but scores his second TRY of the season.

28.00: Jantjies takes the conversion kick but misses.

31.00:The Jaguares attack the Lions with a chip and chase kick and Ramira Moyano goes for the corner. Moyano dives in and is tackled but manages to get the ball down on the line.

32.00: The conversion is missed.

34.00: The Jaguares pass the ball down the line but its sloppy. Wandisile Simelane gets the ball and runs for the line and scores. TRY!

36.00: The conversion is added by Jantjies.

39.00: The Jaguares hit back with a try from short range around the ruck following a line out and maul by Julian Montoya. Bonilla’s kick is missed.

40.00:  The siren sounds. The Lions continue to attack after the siren until the ball is lost and kicked into touch.

It’s half time.

The half time score was Lions 26 Jaguares 13

The Lions kick off and the second half is underway.

The Lions kick to the corner and chase. Sylvian Mahuza shows some pace but the Jaguares get back and secure the ball.

44.00: The Lions win a scrum on the Jaguares 5m line. They are initially stopped but keep the attack alive and Marnus Schoeman goes over and scores. TRY!

Jantjies adds the conversion.

46.00: The Lions break out again and this time it’s Courtnall Skosan who scores – under the posts. TRY!

47.00: Jantjies adds the conversion.

49.00: The Lions work the ball to the Jaguares 22. Jantjies kicks to the corner where Skosan is wide open and he scores the TRY for the Lions.

51.00: Jantjies adds the conversion.

53.00: The Jaguares set up a driving maul and they drive over the line where Montoya scores his second try of the match.

54.00: Diaz Bonilla takes the conversion from out wide and nails it.

59.00: The referee blows his whistle and stops play. He wants the TMO to check for foul play. There is no foul play but the Lions were killing the ball. Jaguares penalty.

60.00: The Jaguares are pressing hard at the Lions tryline. They win a penalty and set up their attack on the 5m line. The Jaguares look certain to score but then they lose the ball and knock on.

62.00: The Lions win the line out and clear the ball into touch.

67.00: The Jaguares go through phase after phase on attack in the Lions 22. The Lions continue to keep them out but they also concede a penalty. The Jaguares kick for touch and take the line out.

The Jaguares win the line out and drive over the line and the TRY is awarded. Gaspar Baldunciel scored the try.

74.00: Juan Cruz Mallia adds the conversion.

75.00: The Lions almost get another try but Kwagga Smith knocks on in front of the posts.

77.00; The Lions are caught offside so the Jaguares have a penalty. They take the line out and get the put in inside the Lions 22.

78.00; The Lions drive the Jaguares back 65m but then the Jaguares take a quick line out and run it down the wing where Moroni scores. TRY! 

The conversion is missed. That try cost the Lions a try bonus point.

The siren sounds and the Jaguares play on. They get through the Lions defence and Tuculet scores. TRY! 

81.00: Juan Cruz Mallia adds the conversion which ends the match.

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The full time score is Lions 47(26) Jaguares 39(13)

Scorers

Lions
Tries -R.Herbst, E.Jantjies, K.Smith, W.Simelane, M.Schoeman , C. Skosan 2
Pen –
Con – E.Jantjies 6
Drop –
Cards –

Jaguares
Tries – R.Moyano, J.Montoya  2, G.Baldunciel, R.Moroni, J.Tuculet
Pen – J.Diaz Bonilla 2
Con – J.C.Mallia 2
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Ref 1:Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant Ref 2:Griffin Colby
TMO :Willie Vos

Teams

Lions

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Franco Naude, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Rhyno Herbst, 4 Ruan Vermaak, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Malcom Marx (captain), 1 Dylan Smith

Replacements: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Nathan McBeth, 18 Frans van Wyk, 19 Stephan Lewies, 20 James Venter, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Harold Vorster, 23 Gianni Lombard/Tyrone Green

Jaguares

15 Joaquin Tuculet (c), 14  Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Bautista Ezcurra, 11 Ramira Moyano, 10 Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Enrique Pieretto, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Juan Pablo Zeiss

Replacements: 16 Gaspar Baldunciel, 17 Santiago Garcia Botta, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Tomas Lavanini, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Juan Cruz Mallia, 23 Matias Orlando

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