Match result: The Lions scored a dominant 26-point win over the Bulls.
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Bulls vs Jaguares
Super Rugby, 7 July, 2018
|Fulltime - Bulls 43, Jaguares 34|
|Referee: Egon Seconds|
|Touch judges: AJ Jacobs & Jaco Kotze|
|TMO: Johan Greeff|
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The Jaguares juggernaut will aim for its eighth straight victory when they travel to South Africa for a clash with the out of contention Bulls. Join The Roar for live scores of this match from 11:05pm (AEST).
The form of the Jaguares has been something to behold over the last couple of months. The side who had never looked in with a chance at the finals suddenly reversed their entire Super Rugby history, winning seven straight.
Six of those came before the June international window, and they have looked better in the club competition than their national Argentinian team did over the break.
The Jaguares, who had only won two games before they started their streak, now find themselves in sixth spot on the ladder and with just two rounds to go, more or less locked into the finals unless a miracle occurs.
Still, they are in with a shot of catching the Lions at the top of the South African conference and therefore getting a home final for the quarter-finals.
While their last three games have all been at home, they clinched a tough 11-point win over the Stormers last week and have now claimed wins against all of the South African teams this season.
The Bulls, on the other hand, have been up and down with no clear direction behind their attack or mettle behind their defence. With that said, it’s hardly a surprise to see them at the wrong end of the ladder and with no chance of making the top four from here on.
They have lost their last three games on the trot coming into this one, including a trip to Buenos Aires two weeks before the break. The games since though have been much more concerning with the Brumbies and Sunwolves getting over the top of them in the last fortnight.
The Jaguares are in fine form and hitting the road didn’t stop them from winning at the start of this incredible run they have been on. They should get the job done here as they continue building ahead of the finals.
Jaguares by 7.
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