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Jaguares v Sharks Rd.12 Super Rugby Preview




The final match in Super Rugby Rd.12 is in Buenos Aires Argentina where the Jaguares host South Africa’s Sharks.

The Jaguares had a bye last week so will be well rested. They will also have some confidence having beaten the Southern Kings in Argentina 73-27. This was their first win at home.

The victory over the Southern Kings was their second from 9 matches this season. It should be noted that the Jaguares have only played three matches at home and they have four home matches to play which could explain a little why they have struggled so far this season.

The Sharks have played 10 matches, won four and drawn one so far. They have played six matches away from home and won three and drawn one.

The Jaguares and the Sharks have already met once this season in Round 2 and the Sharks won 19-15 in Durban.

The Sharks have started Pat Lambie at flyhalf as he came off the replacements bench last week. Lwazi Mvovo has been rested as per Springbok requirements and Odwa Ndungane starts.

In the forwards Jean Deysel replaces Jean-Luc du Preez who was not considered due to an injury sustained on Tuesday this week.

Etienne Oosthuizen has been rotated to the bench with Lubabalo Mtyanda moving into the starting line up.

In the final change to the starting XV, Lourens Adriaanse makes way for Coenie Oosthuizen in the front row, while there is a welcome return to action for Tera Mtembu who has been named on the bench after missing much of the season due to injury.

At the time of writing the Jaguares had not named their team for this week but given they had a bye last week there are no major selection surprises expected.

The Bookies have given the Jaguares a 2 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets. The Sharks were impressive against the Hurricanes last week and if they can carry that form to Argentina they should win by five.

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

Average score: Jaguares 15 Sharks 19

Past result
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 Jaguares v Sharks 15-19 Durban

Jaguares record against the Sharks
Played 1 , Wins 0, Losses 1, Draws 0

Match No.93:Jaguares v Sharks
Date : Saturday 14 May 2016
Venue : Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires
Kick Off local: 18:40 local
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 1:Juan Sylvestre
Assistant Ref 2:Damian Schneider
TMO :Santiago Borsani



1. Santiago García Botta, 2. Agustín Creevy (C), 3. Ramiro Herrera; 4. Matías Alemanno, 5. Tomás Lavanini; 6. Pablo Matera, 7. Javier Ortega Desio, 8. Leonardo Senatore; 9. Martín Landajo, 10. Nicolás Sánchez; 11. Manuel Montero, 12. Juan Martín Hernández, 13. Matías Orlando, 14. Emiliano Boffelli; 15. Joaquín Tuculet.

Replacements : 16. Julián Montoya, 17. Facundo Gigena, 18. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 19. Guido Petti, 20. Facundo Isa, 21. Gonzalo Bertranou, 22. Santiago González Iglesias, 23. Lucas González Amorosino.


15. Willie le Roux , 14. Odwa Ndungane , 13. Paul Jordaan , 12. Andre Esterhuizen , 11. JP Pietersen , 10. Patrick Lambie (C) , 9. Michael Claassens , 8. Daniel du Preez , 7. Jean Deysel , 6. Keegan Daniel , 5. Stephan Lewies , 4. Lubabalo Mtyanda , 3. Coenie Oosthuizen , 2. Franco Marais , 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements , 16. Chiliboy Ralepelle / Kyle Cooper , 17. Dale Chadwick , 18. Lourens Adriaanse , 19. Etienne Oosthuizen , 20. Tera Mtembu , 21. Stefan Ungerer , 22. Garth April , 23. S’bura Sithole / Joe Pietersen

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