Lambie boots Sharks to vital victory
Cape Town - Despite being outscored three tries to one, the Sharks left Buenos Aires with an invaluable victory against the Jaguares on Saturday.
The Sharks won 25-22 after leading 19-17 at half-time.
The Sharks scored their only five-pointer through No 8 Dan du Preez, while flyhalf Pat Lambie was the hero on the night, landing a conversion and six penalties for a personal haul of 20 points.
The Jaguares replied with tries by lock Tomás Lavanini, scrumhalf Martín Landajo and prop Santiago García Botta. Flyhalf Nicolás Sánchez was on target with two conversions and a penalty.
The Sharks picked up four points for their victory, but stayed second in the Africa 2 Conference. They did however move into third place in the South African Group.
The Jaguares picked up a single point for losing by seven or fewer points, but stayed third and sixth in the Africa 2 Conference and South African Group, respectively.
In next weekend's Round 13 action, the Sharks host the Kings in Durban (Saturday, May 21 at 17:10), while the Jaguares travel to Johannesburg to play the Lions (Saturday, May 21 at 15:00)
15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Emiliano Boffelli, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Matías Alemanno, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (captain), 1 Santiago García Botta
Substitutes: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Facundo Gigena, 18 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Facundo Isa, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Santiago González Iglesias, 23 Lucas González AmorosinoSharks
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Patrick Lambie (captain), 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle / Kyle Cooper, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Etienne Oosthuizen, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Joe Pietersen, 22 Garth April, 23 S'bura Sithole