Super Rugby

Jaguares beat Lions in Buenos Aires



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The final match in the Super Rugby regular season will decide who finishes on top of the Super Rugby standings and almost certainly where the final will be played.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

NOTE : The Lions need one point in the standings to take the top spot in the standings. 

In the meantime why not have a look at the match preview.

The Jaguares kick off and the match is underway.

The Lions kick the ball back and into touch.

2.00: The Jaguares win the line out but the Lions steal the ball, Ross Cronje breaks down the wing and passes to Akker Van der Merwe who is pushed into touch.

3.00; The Lions attack in the Jaguares 22 but they pass the ball down the line and the ball goes into touch. The Lions had an advantage so they get a penalty.

4.00: Jaco van der Walt takes the shot and nails it. Lions lead.

6.00: The first scrum of the match. The Lions put the ball in and they win a penalty for collapsing. The Lions kick for touch.

7.00: Lions win the line out but they knock on.

9.00: Penalty to the Jaguares. Hands in the ruck. They kick for touch.

10.00: The Jaguares win the line out, they use the maul. They run the ball to the middle and win a penalty.

11.00: Nicolas Sanchez takes the penalty shot and levels the scores.

14.00: Ross Cronje breaks and offloads to Anthony Volmink who races in and scores. TRY!

15.00: Jaco van der Walt takes the conversion and nails it.

16.00: Penalty to the Jaguares. Sanchez slots the penalty.

20.00: The Lions are awarded the scrum put in after the Jaguares knock on.

23.00: The Jaguares start to move the ball around and the Lions have to scramble. A pass goes to ground and they lose momentum and get pushed into touch. The TMO is called in to look at foul play. There is nothing there so they move and go to a penalty for the Jaguares.

25.00: Sanchez takes the penalty shot and nails it. The Lions are on a team warning for offsides.

26.00: The Lions get some quick ball and they offload to Sylvian Mahuza who runs in to score. TRY!

27.00: Van der Walt takes the conversion kick from out wide. He misses.

31.00: Penalty to the Lions. Van der Walt kicks for touch and sets up  a line out in the Jaguares 22.

32.00:Penalty to the Lions for side entry. They take the quick tap and run the ball.

34.00: Penalty against the Lions for preventing the quick line out. Hernandez kicks for touch.

35.00: Scrum to the Jaguares after the Lions lose the ball forward. The Jaguares attack the Lions on the half way line. The Lions rush defence pushes them back and then the Lions knock the ball on.

39.00: The Jaguares get the ball into space behind the Lions with a break from Guido Petti but his pass to Landajo goes to ground. Thats a try that gone there.

40.00: The siren sounds for half time but we will have a scrum.

41.00: Penalty to the Jaguares. Sanchez will have a shot. He nails it.

It’s half time.

The half time score was Jaguares 12 Lions 15

The Lions kick off and the second half is underway.

41.00: The Lions get the ball to the Jaguares 5m line, they go wide and Volmink busts through a tackle and scores his second TRY!

42.00:  Jaco van der Walt adds the conversion.

43.00: The Jaguares look to hit back and they get the ball into the corner. The Lions however turn the ball over and kick it out. There is a knock on and the Jaguares get a 5m scrum.

46.00: The scrum takes some time to set. The Jaguares drive the forward. They go for the line but the handling stops them. They get called back for the penalty at the scrum.

48.00 : The Jaguares win the scrum and Facundo Isa snipes and scores the Jaguares first TRY! The scrum is becoming a problem for the Lions.

49.00: Sanchez misses the conversion.

53.00: Cordero breaks through the Lions defence but gets caught. The Lions concede a penalty. Cyle Brink is yellow carded for a professional foul.  Sanchez misses the penalty from in front.

54.00: Penalty to the Jaguares for an illegal tackle. Hernandez kicks for touch.

55.00: The Jaguares win the line out and drive over the line with the maul. There are bodies everywhere so the TMO will have a look. Held up. 5m scrum for the Jaguares.

56.00: The Jaguares power to the line and then a penalty try is awarded.

58.00: Sanchez adds the conversion. Jaguares lead.

59.00: The Jaguares heads are up, they get the ball into the Lions 22. The whistle goes and the Jaguares have another penalty and the Lions have another warning.

60.0: Jaguares take the line out. They win the line out and drive to the line. The Lions defend their line and win the scrum put in on their 22. Early shove so the Lions have a penalty. Van der Walt clears.

63.00: Late tackle by the Lions (Lourens Erasmus). Penalty to the Jaguares. Sanchez takes the penalty and nails it. Lions back to 15.

64.00: Another penalty to the Jaguares – silly mistakes killing the Lions. The Jaguares take the line out. They win the line out and run the ball.

65.00: The Jaguares go over the line to score. The TMO will decide if it was grounded. The TMO says Mattias Alemanno has scored. TRY!

66.00: Sanchez takes the conversion. He nails it.

71.00: Jaguares have had 66% of the second half possession.

72.00: The referee has some problems with his microphone. The Jaguares have a scrum in the Lions half. They win a penalty for folding under pressure.

74.00: Hernandez kicks for touch. The Jaguares win the line out and kick across the field but they are called back for a penalty. Lourens Erasmus is yellow carded.

75.00: The Jaguares will have a scrum 5m out – with an extra man.

76.00: The Jaguares lose control of the ball in the scrum so the Lions have a defensive scrum.

77.00: The Lions win the scrum and try to run it out of their 22. Penalty for not releasing to the Jaguares. they tap it and go over. The TMO is called to check a try.  The tap was not taken on the right spot so no try. 5m scrum.

78.00: The Lions get trapped in their 22.

80.00: The siren sounds. The Lions have the ball. The Lions keep the ball alive and get to the 22.

81.00: Penalty to the Lions. They kick for touch.

82.00: Lions win the line out but they have 70m to go. The Jaguares get the ball and run it back. The Lions get a penalty. The Lions lose the ball and the Jaguares knock on.

The Jaguares have won.

The full time score is Jaguares 34 (12)  Lions 22 (15) 


Tries -F. Isa, Penalty Try, M.Alemanno
Pen – N.Sanchez 5
Con – N.Sanchez 2
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – A.Volmink 2, S.Mahuza
Pen –  J. van der Walt
Con – J. van der Walt
Drop –
Cards – C.Brink (53rd min yellow), L Erasmus (75th min yellow)

Match Officials
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
Assistant Ref 1:Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 2:Federico Anselmi
TMO : Santiago Borsani



1. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2. Julian Montoya, 3. Ramiro Herrera; 4.Guido Petty, 5. Tomás Lavanini; 6.Javier Ortega Desio 7. Juan M. Leguizamón, 8. Facundo Isa; 9. Martín Landajo, 10. Nicolás Sánchez, 11. Manuel Montero, 12. J Juan Martin Hernandez , 13.Jerónimo de la Fuente , 14. Santiago Cordero; 15. Joaquín Tuculet.

Replacements : 16. Facundo Bosch, 17. Santiago García Botta, 18. Enrique Pieretto, 19. Mattias Alemanno, 20.Marcos Kremer , 21. Gonzalo Bertranou, 22.Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23.Mattias Orlando


15 Sylvian Mahuza , 14 Koch Marx , 13 Stokkies Hanekom , 12 Howard Mnisi , 11 Anthony Volmink , 10 Jaco van der Walt , 9 Ross Cronjé (c) , 8 Cyle Brink , 7 Robert Kruger , 6 Stef de Witt , 5 Lourens Erasmus , 4 Martin Muller , 3 Jacques van Rooyen , 2 Akker van der Merwe , 1 Corné Fourie

Replacements : 16 Ramone Samuels , 17 Clinton Theron , 18 Pieter Scholtz , 19 Fabian Booysen , 20 Ruaan Lerm , 21 Dillon Smit , 22 Jacques Nel , 23 Shaun Reynolds , 24 Bobby de Wee , 25 Ashlon Davids

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