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Hurricanes v Jaguares Super Rugby Rd.7 Preview




The Hurricanes kick off the Super Rugby action on Saturday in Round 7 when they host the Jaguares in Wellington.

This will be the first time that the Hurricanes have played the Jaguares who have now lost their last five Super Rugby matches.

Much was made of the Jaguares quality before the Super Rugby season began and then in their opening match the Jaguares beat the Cheetahs and everyone expected much from the new side.

After five losses from six matches the Jaguares have learnt that Super Rugby is a lot tougher than their fans expected and last week they were beaten 24-16 by the Blues.

For this week the Jaguares have made three changes. There is one change to the forward pack with Santiago García Botta replacing Roberto Tejerizo who rotates to the replacements bench.

In the backs Nicolas Sanchez comes back into the starting line up which pushes Santiago González Iglesias out to the centre and this pushes Jeronimo de la Fuente to the replacements.

Matias Orlando comes into the starting line up on the wing which moves Emiliano Boffelli from wing to fullback Ramiro Moyano has recovered from a head knock but will start off the replacements bench.

The Hurricanes have named Cory Jane to win his 100th Super Rugby cap in this match and coach Chris Boyd has made four changes to the side that started the team’s last match against the Southern Kings a fortnight ago.

There is just one personnel change in the backs where Julian Savea comes back into the side on the left wing pushing Jason Woodward back to fullback in place of James Marshall, who will miss Saturday’s match due to concussion.

In the pack, Victor Vito returns from a calf strain to start at No 8, while Brad Shields has recovered from the cut hand he suffered against the Force in Palmerston North and takes his place at blindside flanker.

The return of the two loose forwards means Blade Thomson shuffles into lock to partner Michael Fatialofa, while Vaea Fifita moves into the reserves.

The final change comes in the front row where loose head prop Reggie Goodes has recovered from concussion to replace Chris Eves in the starting team.

The Hurricanes have played five matches so far this season and they have won three and lost two. Crucially though they have won their last three.

The Bookies have given the Jaguares a 12 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets. The Hurricanes have home advantage and Jaguares are not at full strength this week. The Hurricane should win this by 10.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports 2.

Average score: N/A

No results

Match No.52:Hurricanes v Jaguares
Date : Saturday 9 April 2016
Venue : Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Kick Off local: 19:35 local
Referee: Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 1:Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 2:Brett Johnson
TMO : Ben Skeen



15 Jason Woodward , 14 Cory Jane , 13 Willis Halaholo , 12 Ngani Laumape , 11 Julian Savea , 10 Beauden Barrett , 9 TJ Perenara (vc) , 8 Victor Vito , 7 Ardie Savea , 6 Brad Shields , 5 Blade Thomson , 4 Michael Fatialofa , 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen , 2 Dane Coles (c) , 1 Reggie Goodes

Replacements: Motu Matu’u, Chris Eves, Ben May, Vaea Fifita, Callum Gibbins, Jamison Gibson-Park, Otere Black, Matt Proctor.


1- Santiago García Botta , 2- Julián Montoya , 3- Ramiro Herrera , 4- Guido Petti , 5- Tomás Lavanini , 6- Pablo Matera , 7- Rodrigo Báez , 8- Leonardo Senatore , 9- Martín Landajo (c) , 10- Nicolás Sánchez , 11- Manuel Montero , 12- Santiago González Iglesias , 13- Matías Moroni , 14- Matías Orlando , 15- Emiliano Boffelli

Replacements : 16- Facundo Bosch , 17- Roberto Tejerizo , 18- Enrique Pieretto , 19- Juan Cruz Guillemaín , 20- Juan Manuel Leguizamón , 21- Gonzalo Bertranou , 22- Jerónimo de la Fuente , 23- Ramiro Moyano.


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