THE JAGUARES HAVE PLAYED THE HURRICANES THREE TIMES IN SUPER RUGBY SINCE 2016, LOS JAGUARES HAVE WON ONCE AND LOST TWICE.
THE JAGUARES SINGLE WIN GIVES THEM A RECORD OF WINNING 33% OF THEIR MATCHES AGAINST THE HURRICANES REGARDLESS OF VENUE.
The Buenos Aires based-franchise won their opening 2020 Super Rugby fixture 38-8 against the Lions, last weekend.
The away side has won each of the last two Super Rugby matches between the Jaguares and Hurricanes on the day, the Hurricanes winning 34-9 in their only previous visit (3 March 2018) in Argentina.
Los Jaguares only victory versus the Hurricanes was a 20-28 win at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, last season.
The Jaguares have won their last seven home games on the bounce in Super Rugby by an average margin of 21 points per game.
The Argentinian’s last home defeat was a 27-30 loss to the Chiefs in Round 7 last season.
The ‘Canes have won four of their last five Super Rugby games played outside New Zealand (L1), despite having led at half-time only once in that period.The Hurricanes crossed the gain-line on just 34% of all carries during the opening round of 2020 Super Rugby campaign, the lowest rate of any team in the competition and 13 percentage points lower than the Jaguares (47%).
The New Zealand side lost their opening fixture 27-0 to the Stormers, last weekend.
Jaguares players beat a combined 37 defenders in round one the second-most of any team (Rebels, 38) and their most in a game since Round 18, 2018 against the Bulls (53).
THE FINAL SCORE IS JAGUARES 23 (10) HURRICANES 26 (9)
Jaguares Tries – Kremer, Creevy Pen – Miotti (3) Con – Miotti (2) Drop – Cards –
Hurricanes Tries – Fidow, Booth Pen – J. Barrett (4) Con – Garden-Bachop (2) Drop – Cards –
Match Officials Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge Assistant Ref 1: Pablo Deluca Assistant Ref 2: Martin Cordoba TMO: Santiago Borsani
Coach: Gonzalo Quesada
15 Santiago Carreras, 14 Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Jeronimo De La Fuente (captain), 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Domingo Miotti, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Rodrigo Buni, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Francisco Gorrissen, 5 Lucas Paulos, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Mayco Vivas.
Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 18 Joel Sclavi, 19 Javier Ortega Desio, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Tomas Albornoz, 23 Santiago Chocobares.
Coach: Jason Holland
15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Billy Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 Thomas Perenara (captain), 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Asafo Aumua, 1 Fraser Armstrong.
Replacements: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Tevita Mafileo, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Vaea Fifita, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Fletcher Smith, 23 Vince Aso.