Super Rugby

Jaguares beat Lions in Buenos Aires




Argentina’s Jaguares have had a disappointing season so far as they have played five matches and won one.

The Jaguares only Super Rugby victory this season was against the Waratahs at home in Buenos Aires.

  • Each of the previous five meetings between the Jaguares and Lions has been won by the home team on the day, with the Jaguares enjoying 12-point wins in each of their previous two home games against the Johannesburg outfit.
  • However, the Jaguares have won only one of their last five games at home, failing to break into double-digits in two of their last three.
  • The Lions have won their last seven games away from home, a streak more than twice as long as any other they have managed as either the Lions or Cats in Super Rugby.
  • The Lions have averaged 31 defenders beaten per game this season, the most of any team and seven more per game than the Jaguares.
  • Pablo Matera made 23 carries in Round 5, six more than any other player, while only Damian de Allende (63) has made more than Matera (55) overall this season.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick-off.

1.00: PEEEEP! We are underway in Argentina. Bautista Delguy scores inside a minute after captain Pablo Matera’s midfield break. 5-0

2.00: CONVERSION! Nicolas Sanchez adds the extras. 7-0

5.00: The early scrums are being reset.

9.00: The Jaguares win the penalty and Sanchez clears the danger.

11.00: PENALTY! Sanchez extends the lead. 10-0

14.00: The Lions lose the ball forward; scrum to Los Jaguares.

17.00: TRY! Marvin Orie is over after a powerful driving maul. 10-5

18.00: CONVERSION! Elton Jantjies slots the touchline conversion. 10-7

20.00: The Jaguares are applying pressure in the Lions’ half, using crash-ball and short runners from the breakdown.

22.00: TRY! Sylvian Mahuza goes through the middle of the Jaguares defence, is tackled short, gets up and is over, under the posts. 10-12

23.00: CONVERSION! Jantjies can’t miss from there. 10-14

25.00: This is a cracking game. Both sides are attacking and playing with intent.

28.00: TRY! Emiliano Boffelli’s score puts his team back in the lead after a wonderful counter-attack, started by Matera. Sanchez’s long pass helped take out two Lions defenders. 15-14

29.00: MISS! Sanchez cannot add the extras. 15-14

31.00: The Lions are trying to bash their way forward, then use the box-kick to gain cheap territory.

33.00: Jaguares win the penalty after the visitors are pinged for not releasing.

35.00: The hosts are on another attack.

37.00: PENALTY! Sanchez extends his side’s lead. 18-14. 

40.00: TRY! Javier Ortega Desio is over after another well-worked back-line. 23-14

41.00: CONVERSION! Sanchez adds the extras. 25-14

The half-time score was Jaguares 25 Lions 14

41.00: PEEEEP! We are back underway in Buenos Aires.

43.00: Jantjies clears after another penalty.

47.00: TRY! Boffelli with some fancy footwork finishes off Delguy’s break away. 30-14

48.00: CONVERSION! Sanchez adds the two. 32-14

52.00: There is a break in play for an injury.

56.00: TRY! Malcolm Marx. The Springboks hooker is in for the try after some pick and goes close to the line. 32-19

58.00: CONVERSION! Jantjies slots another tough kick. 32-21

60.00: The Lions are turning on the style; they win another penalty and will, obviously, kick to the corner.

62.00: TRY! Lourens Erasmus brings the Lions back to within a score. 32-26

63.00: CONVERSIONS! Jantjies kicks his fourth conversion. 32-28

65.00: TRY! Bautista Ezcurra outsprints all the Lions defenders for the score under the posts. 37-28

66.00: CONVERSION! Sanchez is on fire! 39-28

67.00: TRY! Marx gets another brace; he’s like Ronaldo. 39-33

69.00: CONVERSATION! Jantjies is on song. 39-35

72.00: TRY! Ortega Desio gets his second. It’s raining tries in Argentina. 44-35

73.00: CONVERSION! Sanchez adds another two. 46-35.

75.00: PENALTY! Sanchez seals the game with another penalty-goal. 49-35

77.00: There has been a break in the scoring; thank you!

80.00: FULL-TIME.

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The final score: Jaguares 49 (25) Lions 35 (14)


Tries – Delguy, Boffelli (2), Ortega Desio (2), Ezcurra
Pen – Sanchez (3)
Con – Sanchez (5)
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – Orie, Mahuza, Marx (2), Erasmus
Pen –
Con – Jantjies (5)
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown
Assistant Ref 1:Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 2:Pablo Deluca
TMO :Santiago Borsani



15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Bautista Ezcurra, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera (captain), 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Santiago Garcia Botta.

Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Felipe Arregui, 18 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 23 Ramiro Moyano.


15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 8 Albertus Smith, 7 Robert Kruger, 6 Cyle Brink, 5 Francois Mostert, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.

Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Len Massyn, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Shaun Reynolds.

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