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Nicolas Sanchez on the attack against the last South African team to visit Argentina

Nicolas Sanchez on the attack against the last South African team to visit Argentina

The final Super Rugby match in Round 10 is in Argentina Buenos Aires where the Jaguares host fellow newcomers the Southern Kings.

This will be the first of two matches between the Jaguares and the Southern Kings as the Jaguares will travel back to South Africa in Round 13 for matches against the Lions and the Kings.

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The Jaguares started their life in Super Rugby with a one point victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. Many predicted that they would go on to contest the top spot in the Africa 2 Conference but it has not worked out like that at all.

That solitary victory over the Cheetahs remains their only victory and last week’s loss to the Sunwolves was arguably their lowest point. The Jaguares have had to travel from Tokyo for this match while the Kings have made the trip from South Africa.

If either team will suffer from fatigue it should be the Jaguares as they toured New Zealand before they got to Japan last week and have only been home for a few days.

Jaguares head coach Raul Perez has shaken things up in the team for the Kings by making 12 changes and one positional switch.

Only captain and hooker Agustin Creevy and second rower Matias Alemanno retain their places in the forward pack while in the backs Juan Martin Hernandez moves from flyhalf to centre.

The Kings have yet to win away from home this season and they only have a win over the Sunwolves to show from seven matches. The Jaguares won their only match away from home so they should be stronger at home and with more experience behind them.

At the time of writing the Kings had yet to name their team but no big surprises are expected in team selections.

The Bookies have given the Kings a 23 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets. Based on the history of the Argentina team when they are at home the Jaguares should win this by 12 or more.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ (Sky), Aus (Fox Sports), SA (SuperSport) and in the UK on Sky Sports 5.

Average score: N/A

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Match No.78:Jaguares v Kings
Date : Saturday 30 April 2016
Venue : Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires
Kick Off local: 18:40 local
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant Ref 1:Federico Anselmi
Assistant Ref 2:Juan Sylvestre
TMO :Santiago Borsani



1- Santiago G.Botta , 2- Agustín Creevy (C) , 3- Matías Alemanno, 4-Matías Alemanno , 5-Tomás Lavanini , 6- Tomás Lezana , 7- Javier Ortega Desio, 8- Leonardo Senatore , 9- Martín Landajo , 10-Nicolás Sánchez , 11- Manuel Montero , 12- Juan Martín Hernández , 13-Matías Moroni, 14-Santiago Cordero , 15- Emiliano Boffelli

Replacements : 16-Julián Montoya , 17- Facundo Gigena , 18-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro , 19-Guido Petti , 20- Facundo Isa , 21- Gonzalo Bertranou , 22-Jerónimo de la Fuente , 23- Lucas González Amorosino

Southern Kings

15. Jaco Van Tonder , 14. Lukhanyo Am , 13. Stefan Watermeyer , 12. Shane Gates (VC) , 11. Luzuko Vulindlu , 10. Elgar Watts , 09. Ntando Kebe , 08. CJ Velleman , 07. Thembelani Bholi , 06. Chris Cloete , 05. JC Astle , 04. Steven Sykes (C) , 03. Tom Botha , 02. Edgar Marutlulle , 01. Schalk Ferreira

Replacements : 16. Martin Ferreira , 17. Justin Ackerman , 18. Jacobie Adriaanse , 19. Stefan Willemse , 20. Aidon Davis , 21. James Hall , 22. Louis Fouche , 23. Leighton Eksteen

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