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    Jaguares vs Reds

    Super Rugby, 18 March, 2018

    Estadio Jose Amalfitani
    Fulltime - Jaguares 7, Reds 18
    Jaguares   Reds
    7 FINAL SCORE 18
    1 TRIES 2
    0 DROP GOALS 0
    Referee: Paul Williams
    Touch judges: Jamie Nutbrown & Pablo Deluca
    TMO: Santiago Borsani

    Match result:

    The Reds are a team on the rise, defeating the Jaguares in Buenos Aires to secure a third straight win for the first time in five years.

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    Final score
    Jaguares 7
    Reds 18

    Match preview:

    The Jaguares will be looking to continue their strong form against Australian Super Rugby sides when they host the Queensland Reds today. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 8:40am AEDT.

    Despite losing their opening three matches of the season, the Jaguares bounced back last week against the Waratahs, securing a 10 point victory at home in a high scoring contest.

    The Jaguares destroyed NSW in the first half, scoring five tries to lay the platform for a much-needed victory that could finally kickstart their Super Rugby campaign.

    Indeed the Jaguares have won their past three matches and four of six clashes overall against Australian teams in Super Rugby so far.

    The Reds should know full well what they are in for tonight given that they too lost in Velez Sarsfield this time last year.

    In team news, Angus Scott-Young has been handed the No.6 jersey for the Reds’ clash in Argentina on Sunday morning (AEDT) against the Jaguares.

    His move off the bench forces Adam Korczyk to openside flanker and shifts Liam Wright to the reserves.

    Former Brumbies prop Ruan Smith is also in line to make his Queensland debut after he sneaked into the reserves along with hooker Andrew Ready and utility back Ben Lucas.

    Alex Mafi, Sef Fa’agase, Tate McDermott were dropped from the 23.

    Jaguares coach Mario Ledesma has named an unchanged starting side from the one that beat the Waratahs 38-28 last week, although star halves Martin Landajo and Juan Martin Hernandez are included on the bench.

    The Jaguares at their best will ask plenty of questions of Queensland’s defence. When momentum is on their side, the Jaguares can pile points on pretty quickly so the key for the Reds will be to turn this contest into an arm wrestle, just like the Western Force and Brumbies did last season when they travelled to Argentina and won.

    If the Reds can do that, victory will be in sight. If not, the Jaguares will pounce on win no. 2 of the season.

    Jaguares by 14

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    • 1:13pm
      all black bob said | 1:13pm | ! Report

      Most Kiwi’s I know support the Queensland Reds as their Aussie team, which leaves an opening for the Force to return.

    • 10:58am
      No dead wood said | 10:58am | ! Report

      But wasnt this the team that was going to fail due to dropping non performers and a having a new coach???

      • 11:20am
        riddler said | 11:20am | ! Report

        i don’t mind if those non-fans don’t ever come back..

        drama queen melodrama who i can’t ever imagine playing rugby..

    • 10:49am
      Bib said | 10:49am | ! Report

      All we need now is for the tahs to be spanked and it’ll be a good weekend of Rugby

      • 12:24pm
        bernie said | 12:24pm | ! Report

        Don’t worry about that. That’s a sure thing. It’s a good weekend for rugby fans!

    • Roar Guru

      Harry Jones said | 10:45am | ! Report

      Two matches this weekend were REALLY dour.

      They did not involve NZ teams.

      One in Canberra; the other … this one.

      Bad advertisement for Super Rugby!

      • 10:46am
        riddler said | 10:46am | ! Report

        i enjoyed. it. but thanks for your opinion..

      • 10:58am
        Fin said | 10:58am | ! Report

        Canberra game was horrible but i think we should give this young Reds side a chance to develop before we put them in the dour category. They have some genuine pace and point scoring ability out wide and a forward pack who will give them plenty of ball.

        • 11:01am
          riddler said | 11:01am | ! Report

          cheers fin..

          the argies dropped their ball so much from qld pressure..

          if that is dour then i am pretty sure i have a completely different meaning of the word..

          • 11:38am
            Fin said | 11:38am | ! Report

            I got them HT/FT at 5.45 so i’m a fan!

      • 11:02am
        Ruckin Oaf said | 11:02am | ! Report

        I watched the Reds v Brumbies in the women’s match and it was, by far the, most entertaining of the two Reds games on this weekend.

      • 11:06am
        Frank said | 11:06am | ! Report

        Your just upset because you tipped against the Reds.

    • 10:44am
      Pinetree said | 10:44am | ! Report

      Reds have already equaled their total of 3 wins last year, in 4 games this year. Well done Reds, awesome gutsy display from the forwards and defensive play from the whole team. Enjoy Reds fans!

      • 6:37pm
        Simoc said | 6:37pm | ! Report

        That’s what you expect when you finally appoint a coach.

    • 10:43am
      Frank said | 10:43am | ! Report

      Qld drag teams down into a battle of wills and are coming out on top.
      These young forwards play as a pack and with a hardness beyond their years.
      Very proud of the team

      • 1:35pm
        RM said | 1:35pm | ! Report

        great comment – absolutely sums up what the Reds are achieving this season. Normally when young teams do better than expected it is because they are playing with plenty of flair, throwing it around a bit and racking up tries against defenses that might not have been prepared for them. With this young Reds team, it is the opposite. They are playing up-the-guts, tough rugby – backing their defense and set piece and daring the other team to blink first.

        I know they still haven’t played any NZ sides but already this has been hugely encouraging. 3 wins in a row for the first time in 5 years is a great platform to build on.

    • 10:42am
      JesuitGeneralBlackPope said | 10:42am | ! Report

      The Jaguars lose by individual deficiencies of their players, are a monument to the waste of opportunities

    • 10:41am
      Mike said | 10:41am | ! Report

      Despite turnovers and dropped balls, a great win to the Reds. Best performance on the paddock – the ref!

      • 10:48am
        Bib said | 10:48am | ! Report

        Not sure if you’re being serious but I thought the ref did well considering the amateur Argie AR, TMO and tv director

        • 10:55am
          riddler said | 10:55am | ! Report

          agreed.. thought he had a good game overall..

    • 10:37am
      riddler said | 10:37am | ! Report

      absolutely superb!!!

      great win by the lads…

      great spirit and guts by all 23..

      this team has got something.. might not be flash or perfect yet ..

      but they have that special quality of guts and playing for each other..

      congrats to thorn and his coaching team..

      • Roar Guru

        Machooka said | 11:31am | ! Report

        Yeah riddler!

        Haven’t seen the game yet buddy, but obviously know the result 😉

        Except for rabid REDs fans I don’t think many would’ve picked this result… so I’m glad I went against the tide on this one 🙂

    • 10:37am
      Adsa said | 10:37am | ! Report

      You little ripper, great win.

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 10:36am | ! Report

      The Reds are a team on the rise, defeating the Jaguares in Buenos Aires to secure a third straight win for the first time in five years.

      Queensland’s forwards were superb tonight and managed to win the arm wrestle in the first half before standing firm defensively in the second as the Jaguares tried desperately to get back into the contest.

      The Jaguares once again opened the scoring early on as Delguy scored the Jaguares first. It appeared that the Jaguares would once again kick on from last week’s effort against NSW. Queensland however went on to dominate territory and possession in the first half and eventually cashed courtesy of Paenga-Amosa’s try. Daugunu then scored a terrific try early in the second half that would prove decisive for the Reds.

      The Jaguares have once again fallen back to old habits against teams that are willing to knuckle down and win the battle upfront. Too many errors from the hosts and that was a result of Queensland’s great commitment and pressure today. A great win for the Reds!


      Jaguares 7
      Reds 18

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

      Great win Reds. Not pretty but the first half’s hard wok paid off with one moment of magic from the backs. Congrats to Thorn.

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