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Jaguares out-played Emirates Lions


The Jaguares was just too strong at home for the Lions when they beat them 36-24 on Saturday.

The Jaguares had the better start from the two teams getting an early penalty and kicked for an attacking lineout but the Lions defense was up for it.

The Jaguares kept the pressure on the Lions and went through the backline and scored the first try of the match in the corner to take the lead 5-0.

They immediately got a penalty and decided to go for points which was successful.

The Lions then came to the party and on attack had a lineout, drive and send Whiteley over to get their first try of the match.

The Jaguares were leading 8-7 at that stage.

The Jaguares build up nicely again on attack and scored their second try which gave them a 15-7 lead after 20 min. If that was not bad enough the Lions got a yellow card for a high tackle.

The Jaguares took full control of the match and knocked over a few more penalties as the Lions kept on making mistakes. They soon too the lead in the match to 21-7.

The Lions kept on struggling in lineouts and scrums which gave the Jaguares plenty of great first phase ball.

The Jaguares went into the break in a deserving lead of 21-7.

The second started as the first with the Jaguares on attack and got the penalty which they missed. A worrying factor for the Lions when the referee did not see a dangerous tackle from Jaguares but straight after it gave a penalty for Jaguares for a high tackle.

With the penalty, the Jaguares extend the lead to 24-7.

The Lions hit back with a try of their own after they got into the Jaguares twenty-two through a penalty. That reduced the Jaguares lead to 24-12.

With so much pressure being put on the Lions the Jaguares scored another try to take their lead to 29-12.

Thing just got worse for the Lions when they got their second yellow card of the match for another high tackle.

The Jaguares step up the pressure on attack leaving the Lions defense in trouble as they scored another try and extend the lead to 35-12.

With the replacements of the Lions on the field they did started to hold the Jaguares flow but it was a little too late really.

The Lions did get a try but it was a little too late really as the Jaguares lead them 36-17. The bench players did make a real difference for the Lions.

Stats by Vodacom Rugby

The scorers:

For Lions:
 Whiteley 2, Van Rooyen, Marx
Cons: Reynolds, Van der Walt
Yellow cards: Coetzee, Ferreira

For Jaguares:
 Tuculet, Moyano
Cons: Sánchez 2
Pens: Sánchez 4

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  1. Ludicrous… should have rotated the bench rather than a B team… Kings next week and by two weeks later… this mistake (again) will be the difference between home play-offs…

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