Super Rugby

Jaguares beat Brumbies in Buenos Aires




The Jaguares have played the Brumbies three times in Super Rugby since 2017, the Jaguares have won twice matches and lost once.

The Jaguares’ two wins give them a record of winning 66% of their matches against the Brumbies regardless of venue.

  • Los Jaguares have won their last two Super Rugby games on the bounce against the Brumbies, each by a margin of exactly five points.
  • The spoils are split one win apiece between the Jaguares and Brumbies when playing in Argentina in Super Rugby; the Brumbies picked up a 24-point win in their first ever meeting in the country.
  • The South Americans have won 10 of their last 12 Super Rugby games on the bounce in Argentina (L2), including their last five on the bounce – their longest home winning streak in the competition.
  • The Jaguares have won their last five games on the bounce against Australian opposition; however, four of those five wins were decided by a single-digit margin.
  • The Brumbies have won their last seven Super Rugby games on the bounce; the last time they won more was an eight-game stretch across the 2004 and 2005 campaigns which included lifting the Super Rugby trophy in the 2004 season.
  • The Australians have won only two of their previous seven post-season games away from home in Super Rugby (L5), with both of those wins coming in South Africa (vs Bulls in 2013, vs Stormers in 2015).
  • The Jaguares have made 26 kicks in play per game in Super Rugby 2019, more than any other team in the competition and eight per game more than the Brumbies.
  • The Brumbies have scored 42 first-half tries in Super Rugby 2019, more than any other team in the competition and 15 more than the Jaguares (27).
  • Guido Petti Pagadizaval (81) has won more lineouts (inc. steals) than any other player in Super Rugby 2019; however, Brumbies duo Rory Arnold (78) and Sam Carter (69) are ranked second and third respectively.
  • Thomas Banks has scored seven tries in his last eight Super Rugby games outside Australia, including one in each of his last three such fixtures.

Match detail

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1.00: PEEEEP! We are underway in Argentina for this historic night for the Jaguares.

4.00: TRY! Tomas Cubelli opens the scoring against his old team, but the try is only awarded after a long TMO review. 5-0

5.00: CONVERSION! Joaquin Diaz Bonilla adds the extras. 7-0

7.00: Another mistake, this time a high tackle, will give Diaz Bonilla a chance to extend his side’s lead.

8.00: PENALTY! Diaz Bonilla makes no mistake. 10-0

10.00: The Jaguares are dominating the opening exchanges, the Brumbies are struggling.

13.00: Dan McKellar’s side is in trouble, here. They again give away another penalty.

14.00: PENALTY! Diaz Bonilla keeps the scoreboard ticking. 13-0

18.00: The South Americans win a penalty courtesy of Agustin Creevy. The Jaguares kick to the corner.

19.00: TRY Tomas Lavanini! Lavanini crashes over from close range, barging through three defenders. The Aussies were lucky not to concede a penalty for collapsing the maul illegally, but they could not stop the home team. 18-0

20.00: CONVERSION! Another two. 20-0

22.00: The Brumbies finally win their first penalty, which allows them to clear the danger.

24.00: OH BOY! Folau Fainga’a’s lineout throw is poor, the Jaguares turn the ball over and clear.

25.00: Folau Fainga’a loses another lineout; that’s short four lineouts that have been lost.

28.00: Tevita Kuridrani has the ball stripped, and the Jaguares counter-attack from their 22 before kicking the ball down the field.

31.00: The hosts are all over the Brumbies, they continue to stretch the Aussies’ defence and are camped inside their opposition’s half.

34.00: The South Americans win another scrum for a knock on. McKellar is going to have to get the hair-dryer out during the break.

36.00: Important scrum penalty for the Aussies at the scrum, it’s their first in the set-piece, tonight.

37.00: Guido Petti almosts wins another lineout, but the ball is lost forward.

38.00: Joe Powell’s break from the midfield takes his side into the opposition’s half. Powell supplies Kuridrani with an offload, and the centre breaks into the 22.

39.00: The Brumbies win a penalty and they opt to kick to the corner and a six-man lineout.

40.00: TRY! Folau Fainga’a crosses for his record-equalling 12th Super Rugby try of the season for a hooker, after several pick-and-goes by his fellow forwards. 20-5

41.00: CONVERSION! Christian Leali’ifano adds the extras from in front. 20-7

The halftime score was Jaguares 20 Brumbies 7

41.00: PEEEEP! We are back underway in South America.

43.00: Toni Pulu strays offsides. The Jaguares kick deep into the opposition’s half. Pulu leaves for an HIA.

46.00: Superb from the visiting forwards to win another scrum penalty. Tom Banks kicks a monstrous 50-meter kick to the home team’s 22.

47.00: Rob Valetini loses possession in contact after running into some traffic.

49.00: TRY! Matias Orlando finishes off a counter-attack from inside the Jaguares’ half. Leali’ifano’s misjudged grubber rebounds off a defender before Matias Moroni picked up the ball and raced away into the opposition’s 22. The winger was chased down, looked up, and played his centre with a floated pass to score. 25-7

50.00: CONVERSION! Diaz Bonilla adds the extras. 27-7

53.00: The home supporters are going wild; they are loud, all 31,000 of them. They, as well as their team, are enjoying tonight.

57.00: The momentum from the end of the first half and early second half, is all but gone. The home team are all over the Aussies.

59.00: The Jaguares have an all-new front row on the field. They do well in their first scrum, but the Brumbies attack.

63.00: TRY! Orlando has his second score of the night. The centre bumps off several tackles and races away to score under the posts. 32-7

64.00: CONVERSION! Diaz Bonilla SLOTS another two points. 34-7

67.00: Brumbies are out of this, as it stands, this will be their worst semi-final defeat unless they can get some points.

70.00: McKellar’s men have enjoyed more territory and possession, but have no points for their efforts since scoring before the break.

73.00: Emiliano Boffelli and Ramiro Moyano combine on the left, but the attack breaks down.

76.00: It’s a bit scrappy now, but nobody in the crowd cares because their side is on their way into the big dance.

78.00: TRY! Emiliano Boffelli gets in on the act after Leali’ifano tried a little chip-kick inside his 22. The ball is lost, the Jaguares send it wide to Orlando, who plays the fullback in for the score. 39-7

79.00: MISS! Domingo Miotti misses from wide. 39-7

81.00: The siren goes, game over! Congratulations to Los Jaguares.


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The final score is Jaguares 39 (20) Brumbies 7 (7)


Tries – Cubelli, Lavanini, Orlando (2), Boffelli
Pen – Diaz Bonilla (2)
Con – Diaz Bonilla (4)
Pen –
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – Fainga’a
Pen –
Con – Leali’ifano
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1: Glen Jackson
Assistant Ref 2: Federico Anselmi
TMO: Santiago Borsani



15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente (captain), 11 Matias Moroni, 10 Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Tomas Lezana, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Mayco Vivas

Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Marcos Kremer, 20 Francisco Gorrissen, 21 Felipe Ezcurra, 22 Domingo Miotti, 23 Ramiro Moyano


15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Toni Pulu, 10 Christian Leali’ifano (captain), 9 Joe Powell, 8 Lachlan McCaffrey, 7 Tom Cusack, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio

Replacements: 16 Connal McInerney, 17 James Slipper, 18 Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Darcy Swain, 20 Murray Douglas, 21 Jahrome Brown, 22 Matt Lucas, 23 Tom Wright

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