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    Jaguares vs Waratahs

    Super Rugby, 11 March, 2018

    Estadio Jose Amalfitani
    Fulltime - Jaguares 38, Waratahs 28
    Jaguares   Waratahs
    38 FINAL SCORE 28
    6 TRIES 4
    4 CONVERSION KICKS 4
    0 PENALTY GOALS 0
    0 DROP GOALS 0
     
     
    Referee: Michael Fraser
    Touch judges: Nick Briant & Pablo Deluca
    TMO: Santiago Borsani

    The Waratahs face a desperate Jaguares outfit in Buenos Aires as the hosts look to end a winless start to the Super Rugby season. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 8:40am AEDT.

    NSW has started the season fairly well, leaving it very late to secure a win and a draw against the Stormers and Sharks in the opening two rounds.

    Now, the Waratahs approach another danger game of sorts as they play a Jaguares team that defeated NSW in the penultimate round of last season’s Super Rugby campaign in Sydney.

    Last week, the Jaguares pushed the Hurricanes all the way in the first half before succumbing to another poor home defeat.

    The Jaguares are just unable to build pressure with their phase play at the moment and it is costing the hosts any chance of securing wins against elite opposition.

    While the Waratahs are yet to reach the level of teams like the Hurricanes, their best form will cause plenty of headaches to a Jaguares team low on confidence.

    In team news, Test centre Beale has been cleared to start for the Waratahs in their crunch match against Jaguares.

    Beale didn’t return in the second half in Durban against the Sharks last week after suffering a knock to the Ribs.

    Halfback Jake Gordon has also been named despite suffering a head knock during last week’s 24-24 draw.

    In the only change to the side, Alex Newsome comes on to the wing for Andrew Kellaway.

    Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu has also come on to the bench after being looked over for their opening two matches.

    While uncapped halfback Nick Duffy has also been named on the bench.

    Jaguares coach Mario Ledesma meanwhile has made just the one change to his side, recalling Tomas Lavanini for Marcos Kremer.

    Prediction
    The Jaguares remain a big enigma. They produced some great passages of play late in the first half against the Hurricanes, but still failed to produce the clinical level required to put teams to the sword.

    Until the Jaguares learn to convert opportunities into points, then they will never fulfil their potential, let alone defeat an improving Waratahs outfit set for a big season.

    Waratahs by 10

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    • 11:52am
      neil said | 11:52am | ! Report

      Hopeless performance. I suppose the positive is that this takes the focus off the Brumbies.

      • 3:10pm
        woodart said | 3:10pm | ! Report

        maybe knock another aus team out of super rugby comp, go back to three. that”ll fix things(yeah right)

    • 10:37am
      Paul D said | 10:37am | ! Report

      Final scoreline flatters the Tahs who were beaten in every respect. Absolutally abysmal.

      Handling is rubbish which in turn put pressure on everything else.

      • 10:57am
        Cynical Play said | 10:57am | ! Report

        Well beaten. No go forward. Real problems with lack of gain line penetration and poor backline cohesion. Somethings not working in that backline. Gibson again made the blunder of shifting Folau to the wing to accomodate HegArty at fullback. Needs to stop it. Beale crabbed all night. Poor game after poor game last week. Not in form. Fijian prop not up to it. Drop him. Locks too puny. Need to draft a decent lock pronto. Latu work rate poor. Bring in Sauni.

        Gordon good. Wells good.

        Bring Rona on to 13. Start Hegarty on wing.

        Rebels look too strong next round.

        Good reffing.

        • 3:12pm
          woodart said | 3:12pm | ! Report

          yeah folau and beale are the new boys and can be expected to make mistakes…oh right….

        • 4:33pm
          Paul said | 4:33pm | ! Report

          Very True. Gibson seems to have no interest in picking forwards who can bend the line. The Waratahs have lost Palu, Polota Nau, Potgietor, and Skelton and not replaced any of them.

        • Roar Rookie

          10:33am
          Huw Tindall said | 10:33am | ! Report

          100%. Sad thing is this is the same problem as last year. Not winning (or even getting parity) at the gain line. You could put the ABs backline behind this Tahs pack and they’d still lose.

    • 10:34am
      Mac said | 10:34am | ! Report

      Despite some respectability being added to the final score, this game was well and truly lost by the 20 minute mark with 26 points to nil against the Tahs. The Jags are a good side and were simply too slick and too good. The Tahs clearly need more kilos up front and this will prove crucial with games to come.

    • 10:33am
      Mark said | 10:33am | ! Report

      Why do commentators pronounce jaguares with a H, but Fiji with ee sound rather than i?

      • 11:04am
        ropa 30 said | 11:04am | ! Report

        because Jaguares is in Spanish , and in Spanish a J is pronounced like an H. Fiji is just Fiji as in English.

      • 1:17pm
        bg100 said | 1:17pm | ! Report

        In Spanish a “J” is often pronounced with an “H” sound e.g “Javier” sounds like “Havier”

      • 3:13pm
        woodart said | 3:13pm | ! Report

        same reason as when you add ph to uck when you watch the waratahs

    • Roar Guru

      10:29am
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:29am | ! Report

      In a high scoring contest, the Jaguares have earned a vital 10 point victory over the Waratahs – a win set up by a blistering opening 20 minutes from the hosts. The Waratahs in turn though have denied the Jaguares a bonus point and that will annoy the Argentine club. Overall, the Jaguares are on the board in season 2018 and have three straight home matches to look forward in a bid to build some real momentum. Despite the strong finish, the Waratahs crumbled in the opening half, conceding five tries in an opening that cost them the match. Back to the drawing board for the Tahs. The Jaguares are finally on the board and on the prowl for more wins at home.

      Jaguares 38
      Waratahs 28

    • 10:27am
      riddler said | 10:27am | ! Report

      very good last 3 minutes from the tahs..

      won the 2nd half 21-5

      • 12:32pm
        Cliff (Bishkek) said | 12:32pm | ! Report

        Well they lost the game!! Second half does not matter if the team loses the game!!

    • Roar Guru

      10:26am
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:26am | ! Report

      And now the Waratahs decide to finish with a bang as a kick ahead for Folau sees the former Storm and Broncos winger ground the footy and score!

      CONVERSION SUCCESSFUL

      Jaguares 38
      Waratahs 28

    • Roar Guru

      10:25am
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:25am | ! Report

      TRY WARATAHS

      FULLTIME

      Jaguares 38
      Waratahs 26

    • Roar Guru

      10:24am
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:24am | ! Report

      CONVERSION SUCCESSFUL

      Jaguares 38
      Waratahs 21

    • Roar Guru

      10:24am
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:24am | ! Report

      80′ – Waratahs doing most of the attacking at the death but it means little. Jaguares with the bonus point win and that is the perfect way to respond for the hosts after three straight defeats.

      TRY WARATAHS

      Jaguares 38
      Waratahs 19

    • Roar Guru

      10:19am
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:19am | ! Report

      Credit to the Jaguares tonight. They came into this contest under enormous pressure and they have delivered at home in front of a small crowd. Hopefully with more wins on the board at home, the crowd will build. Unfortunately for the Tahs, its another case of one step forward, two steps back I guess. Promising opening fortnight erased with a poor effort this morning.

      Jaguares 38
      Waratahs 14

    • Roar Guru

      10:17am
      eagleJack said | 10:17am | ! Report

      That’s a paddling. Well done to the Jags. Incredible opening 20mins from them.

      • 10:21am
        riddler said | 10:21am | ! Report

        agreed ej..

        first 20mins blew the tahs off the park..

        not sure why they start so badly… did so last year as well..

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