Jaguares on a roll in Super Rugby as they down Sharks

26 May 2018 - 11:12 By AFP
Argentina's Jaguares wing Ramiro Moyano (2-L) runs with the ball during their Super Rugby match against South Africa's Sharks at the Jose Amalfitani stadium in Buenos Aires, on May 25, 2018.
Argentina's Jaguares wing Ramiro Moyano (2-L) runs with the ball during their Super Rugby match against South Africa's Sharks at the Jose Amalfitani stadium in Buenos Aires, on May 25, 2018.
Image: Alejandro PAGNI / AFP

The Jaguares defeated the Sharks 29-13 in Buenos Aires for a sixth straight Super Rugby win to the South Americans.

Ramiro Moyano scored a hat-trick and set up a try for fellow winger Bautista Delguy as Jaguares climbed three places to fifth in the combined standings.

The Argentine outfit, watched by the biggest crowd to attend a Super Rugby match in the South American city, are experiencing a dramatic turnaround.

Having lost five of seven matches early in the season, they won all four on a tour of Australasia followed by home victories against Northern Bulls and Sharks.

Trailing 17-0 after half an hour, the Sharks scored just before half time and a couple of second-half Robert du Preez penalties cut the gap to just four points.

The key score came nine minutes from time when Moyano broke from his own half and a perfectly timed pass sent Delguy over.

The Jaguares’ star flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez contributed nine points from the boot to go second in the points scorers’ chart behind Du Preez.

Sharks skipper Ruan Botha was red-carded six minutes from time after his shoulder charge struck an Argentine head. 

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