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    Lions vs Jaguares

    Super Rugby, 22 April, 2017

    Emirates Airlines Park
    Fulltime - Lions 24, Jaguares 21
    Lions   Jaguares
    24 FINAL SCORE 21
    3 TRIES 3
    0 DROP GOALS 0
    Referee: Angus Gardner
    Touch judges: Ben O'Keeffe & Cwengile Jadezweni
    TMO: Willie Vos

    This early Saturday morning game sees the Jaguares travelling to Johannesburg to play the Lions. Join The Roar from 3am (AEST) for all the live action as we cover this Round 9 match from South Africa.

    The Lions bring excellent form into today’s clash, an impressive away win over the Stormers in Newlands setting themselves up as top dog within their own conference while the Jaguares stumbled somewhat last weekend in a disappointing display against the Bulls in Pretoria.

    The Jaguares need to win today if they have any aspirations of winning their conference and pegging back the lead the Lions have now built within their group but it will take a dramatic form reversal from the Argentinian side to upset the inform Lions in Johannesburg.

    A major challenge for the Jaguares today will be countering the Lions impressive set piece, both their scrum and lineout have been operating exceptionally this season and the Jaguares will need to ensure they can gain parity in these areas otherwise it will be a long night indeed.

    Achieve this however and they Jaguares can certainly create plenty of problems for the Lions’ defence and an enthralling contest should ensue.

    Some key match-ups to look out for will be at first five where two internationals in Elton Jantjies and Nicholas Sanchez line up against each other and their respective influence on today’s match will be a determining factor in the match result while the head to head at centre between Lionel Mapoe and Matais Orlando will be worth keeping an eye on as the match progresses.

    The Lions recent form has been far too good to ignore, add in they are at home and after losing the first match between these two sides in Argentina I can only see one result in this return fixture.

    Lions by 20.

    Join us here on The Roar for kick off at 3am AEST, pop the jug on and don’t forget to leave your thoughts on the match below.

    A Rotundity and happy ex hooker who just loves Rugby really, oh and my kids and Kendra of course who lets me watch as much Rugby as I want, mostly. Follow Digby Ross on Twitter @Diggercane.

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    • 7:59am
      Rugby Tragic said | 7:59am | ! Report

      *laughing*… didn’t watch the game but reading Digger’s blog and the comments was fun in itself! … particularly after the Waratahs effort Fri night ..

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        Machooka said | 8:34am | ! Report

        Yep Tragic… and good to see our ‘marathon man’ had some company eh!

        Gotta say though it read like a three-way call. Interesting. Entertaining. A little crazy. 🙂

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      biltongbek said | 6:40am | ! Report

      Lions struggled in this match, warren whiteley weren’t very happy with this performance

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      Nobrain said | 5:10am | ! Report

      Good game, Lions have not been tested like this in their home turf.
      I welcome the def bonus point! I think it will be important at the end.

      • 8:34am
        Tutema said | 8:34am | ! Report

        I was partially right, Jags didn’t win by one point but WON one point hahhahahahahhhahahahahaha

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      RobC said | 4:51am | ! Report

      Lions have 8 lives left

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      Diggercane said | 4:51am | ! Report


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      Diggercane said | 4:50am | ! Report

      83′ Jags lineout from the penalty, 35 out, won, but messy, Jags have 35 to go, Baez a carry, Lions under him, its a maul, CANT GET IT OUT, TURNOVER, LIONS SCRUM, AND THAT WILL BE FULLTIME!!

      LIONS 24
      JAGUARES 21

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      Diggercane said | 4:49am | ! Report

      80′ Siren sounds, Jags scrum, 10 from their line, won, they shift, Orlando carries to his 22 line, Jags looking to go 80, Petti again, inside ball, Jags, Fuenta through but ankle tapped, Jags, up to halfway, pushed back to their 10, turnover, Lions now, Penalty Jags! Not releasing! Bad penalty there!

      LIONS 24
      JAGUARES 21

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      RobC said | 4:47am | ! Report

      Mapoe passing like Lionel Richie

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      Diggercane said | 4:46am | ! Report

      79′ Lions lineout from the penalty, 20 out, won, they maul, down now, Coetzee shapes to drop, steps and weaves instead, inside the 22, short side, Mapoe, offloads forward!

      LIONS 24
      JAGUARES 21

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      Diggercane said | 4:45am | ! Report

      78′ Penalty Lions from the kick off! Playing the man in the air contesting the kick off!

      Jags self destructing in 5, 4, 3……………..

      LIONS 24
      JAGUARES 21

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      RobC said | 4:44am | ! Report

      The big banana is getting his leg polished

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