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As it happened: Lions 52-24 Jaguares

2016-05-21 14:34
Last Updated at 22:24
21 May 16:45

Thanks very much for joining us here. We're straight on over to Durban for our next live updates. It's the Sharks v Kings! 

This result ensures that the Lions will remain top of the SA Group regardless of what happens in the rest of the weekend's action.

21 May 16:42
FULL TIME: Lions 52-24 Jaguares
21 May 16:41
80' Combrinck slots the penalty! Lions 52-24 Jaguares.
21 May 16:40
80' The Lions lead 49-24 and Whiteley has opted to kick for goal with the last penalty of the game. 
21 May 16:38
79' Jaguares look to attack again but they lose it forward. One last chance for the Lions here ...
21 May 16:38
78' Gonzales slots the extra 2. Lions 49-24 Jaguares. 
21 May 16:37
77' TRY JAGUARES! Santiago Gonzalez scores their second of the day after the quick tap. 
21 May 16:36
77' Jaguares fighting hard, to their credit. they have a penalty 5m out now ...
21 May 16:35
76' Whiteley has been immense today ...
21 May 16:34
75' Lions go close again. But Combrinck is knocked into touch. The Jaguares players must be desperate for the final whistle now ...
21 May 16:32
72' Combrinck misses another conversion. Lions 49-17 Jaguares.
21 May 16:31
TRY LIONS! Skosan! Too easy for the hosts! Whiteley again down the left before offloading to Marx, who popped it up to Skosan. Where is the Jaguares defence? 
21 May 16:30
70' Combrinck misses from the touchline again. Lions 44-17 Jaguares. 
21 May 16:29
69' TRY LIONS! Combrinck gets his second of the day! Whiteley influential again as was Brink, but it's the finisher Combrinck who puts the nail in the coffin! 
21 May 16:27
67' Sanchez misses the conversion from the touchline. Lions 39-17 Jaguares. 
21 May 16:26
66' TRY JAGUARES! Sanchez goes crashing over in the left corner after a well-worked backline move following the scrum. 
21 May 16:25
65' Ooooh! The Lions thought they were away there again through Ruan Ackermann, but they are pulled back for a forward pass. 
21 May 16:24
64' Combrinck drags his conversion. Lions 39-12 Jaguares. 
21 May 16:22
TRY LIONS! The floodgates have opened! Combrinck slices through the defensive line and doesn't need anybody else! 
21 May 16:21


Lions 64%

Jaguares 36%

21 May 16:20
60' Conversion good from the touchline! Lions 34-12 Jaguares. 
21 May 16:19
59' TRY LIONS! It's Jaco Kriel! That was a lethal counter attack. It started with Ross Cronje, on for Jantjies, gathering a kick and setting off! He spread it wide, where Kriel was waiting before he showed devastating pace for a flank forward! 
21 May 16:17
58' Combrinck slots a much easier kick. Lions 27-12 Jaguares. 
21 May 16:16
57' Lions win the tighthead! And then the penalty for offside! They can kick this ...
21 May 16:15
56' Jaguares now with a scrum on their own 22m line ...
21 May 16:14
55' Then De Klerk hacks it back into the in-goal area. 22m dropout to the Jaguares with the game very much in a lull period ...
21 May 16:13
54' Jaguares lineout on their own 22m area and Tuculet hacks it downfield ...
21 May 16:12
54' Jaguares counter then lose it and Jantjies calms things down with a good touch.
21 May 16:12
53' Lions look to get it going but Combrinck knocks on an inside pass from Mapoe. 
21 May 16:10
52' Lions attack very flat from the lineout and Jantjies knocks on ...
21 May 16:09
51' Jantjies sets up the lineout 5m out ...
21 May 16:09
50' Penalty Lions and referee Berry is having a word. He says he's warned Santiago Garcia Botta a couple of times and he's done! Next one is yellow ...
21 May 16:07
50' Lions just trying to get a little too edgy there as a very complicated backline move doesn't quite work out. 
21 May 16:05

48' No mistake. Sanchez makes it 4/4. Lions 24-12 Jaguares. 

Four tries plays four penalties ...

21 May 16:05
47' They opt for the points. Sanchez lining this one up. Just 22m out. 
21 May 16:04
47' Jaguares have a kickable penalty for a number of Lions players being offside. 
21 May 16:03
45' No better from the Lions wing. He drags what should have been a simple conversion. Lions 24-9 Jaguares.
21 May 16:02
45' Combrinck taking over the kicking duties ...
21 May 16:01
44' TRY LIONS! That's Brink! Jantjies did really well there. He takes it to the line, as he does, steps his way through before offloading to Brink. 
21 May 16:01
44' TRY LIONS! That's Brink! Jantjies did really well there. He takes it to the line, as he does, steps his way through before offloading to Brink. 
21 May 16:00
43' Really enterprising play there from the Lions. Accuracy through the hands! It ends with Van der Merwe looking to barge his way over down the right flank, but the Jaguares defence is solid! 
21 May 15:58
Sylvian Mahuza is on for Van der Walt at fullback ...
21 May 15:57
41' Jantjies gets the second half underway ...
21 May 15:56
Lions coach Johan Ackermann urging his players to look after the ball with more care in the second half ...
21 May 15:52
The Lions, of course, have the bonus point as things stand. That would be enough to take them 6 points clear of the Stormers at the top of the SA Group. 
21 May 15:51

Penalties conceded

Lions - 6

Jaguares - 3

21 May 15:50

Lineouts won

Lions - 4/4

Jaguares - 5/6

21 May 15:48

Missed tackles

Lions - 6 

Jaguares - 21

  • 80'


  • 80'

    PENALTY, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 52-24: Combrinck takes the Lions up to fifty points as he sends the ball sailing through the uprights from just outside the Jaguares ten metre line after the Lions are awarded a penalty in a good kicking position. That will be the final play of the game. The Lions come away with a well worked 52-24 victory while the Jaguares were competitive especially in the first half but ultimately the Lions managed to take control in the second half and their class proved the difference.

  • 77'

    CONVERSION, JAGUARES, SANCHEZ! 49-24: Sanchez adds the extra two and the Lions lead 49-24 with three minutes remaining.

  • 76'

    TRY, JAGUARES, Desio! 49-22: The Jaguares have their second try of the game as they take the penalty quickly on the Lions five metre line and Desio is over for the Jaguares second try of the game.

  • 74'

    Jaguares play quick on the Lions five metre line as the Lions concede the penalty.

  • 71'

    Combrinck is unsuccessful with the conversion. If the Lions managed to kick all their points the score would be well into the sixties now.

  • 70'

    TRY, LIONS, SKOSAN! 49-17: Skosan is over for yet another try for the Lions. The Jaguares are caught sleeping on defence yet again and Skosan is through on the wing for another try. It's raining tries here in Joburg.

  • 69'

    Combrinck sends the conversion wide of the posts.

  • 68'

    TRY, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 44-17: The Lions break the line on halfway, the Jaguares are at sixes and sevens on defence and Combrinck is over for another try.

  • 66'

    Sanchez is unable to add the extra two from a tough angle just outside the Lions 22 metre line.

  • 65'

    TRY, JAGUARES, SANCHEZ! 39-17: Tuculet comes in at first receiver and takes the ball to the line before the ball goes wide to Sanchez, Sanchez powers down the wing and goes over for the Jaguares first try of the game.

  • 63'

    Combrinck sends the conversion wide of the uprights but that will matter little now with the Lions in a 39-12 lead.

  • 62'

    TRY, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 39-12: Combrinck breaks the line, he bumps the tackler off in the centre of the field and Combrinck is through he just needs to dot down and he makes no mistake in doing just that. The Lions are in a commanding 39-12 lead now.

  • 59'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 34-12: Combrinck is successful with the conversion and the Lions are playing with confidence as they lead 34-12.

  • 58'

    TRY, LIONS, KRIEL! 32-12: It's try time! Jaco Kriel races down the wing and receives a well timed pass from Mahuza who sends him in for the try. Lions lead 32-12 with that try.

  • 57'

    PENALTY, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 27-12: The Lions are awarded the penalty right in front of the uprights. Combrinck adds the extra three and takes the Lions out to a 27-12 lead.

  • 55'

    The Jaguares have the scrum on their 22 metre line, the Lions put in a big effort at the scrum, the Lions win the ball at the scrum and they look to open up the Jaguares defence from this turnover ball.

  • 54'

    De Clerk looks to put in a kick behind the Jaguares defence but there is to much behind it and the Jaguares dot down for a 22 metre drop out.

  • 53'

    Jantjies finds touch on the Jaguares 22 metre line and the Jaguares have the defensive line-out with that good kick to touch.

  • 52'

    The Jaguares manage to win the scrum and Landajo puts in a kick which finds the Lions on halfway. There are no runners putting the Lions under pressure and they look to set something up from halfway.

  • 51'

    The Jaguares concede the penalty at the breakdown and Jantjies finds touch on the Jaguares five metre line. Lions looking for a pushover try here but they look to go wide straight from the line-out the Lions knock the ball forward and the Jaguares have the five metre scrum in their half.

  • 49'

    Mahuza is bundled into touch and the Jaguares have the line-out deep inside their half.

  • 47'

    PENALTY, JAGUARES, SANCHEZ! 24-12: It looks good and it's over! Sanchez adds the extra three and the score is now 24-12 to the Lions.

  • 46'

    The Jaguares are awarded the penalty deep inside the Lions half and Sanchez will look to add the extra three from this kick at posts.

  • 44'

    Combrinck will take this conversion but he is unable to add the extra two as he sends the ball wide of the uprights.

  • 43'

    TRY, LIONS, BRINK! 24-9: The Lions win the turnover deep in the Jaguares half and Mnisi is in the middle of the action again as he plays a well timed pass down the wing. The Lions are wrapped up before the attack speeds up again, Jantjies steps inside and releases Brink for the Lions fourth try of the game.

  • 41'

    Jantjies gets the second half going with a hanging kick into the Jaguares half. Sanchez claims the high ball and the Jaguares clear their lines with another high kick into the Lions half.

  • 41'

    The Line-out is overthrown by the Lions just inside their half, the ball ends up on the Jaguares side but here comes Mnisi racing up the line and the Jaguares are under pressure here with the Lions chasing up.

  • 40'


  • 40'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 19-9: Jantjies adds the extra two from right in front of the uprights and that will be the last play of the half. Lions lead 19-9 at the break.

  • 40'

    The Lions have made use of all their opportunities off turnover ball and from first phase play as they lead 19-9 at halftime courtesy of three well worked tries. The Jaguares have three penalties from the boot of fly-half Nicolas Sanchez to show for their first half efforts. Stay tuned as the second half will be coming up shortly.

  • 39'

    TRY, LIONS, ERASMUS! 17-9: Erasmus goes over for the Lions third try of the game after another fantastic break up field from the home team. The Lions will be pleased to get that five pointer just before the break.

  • 38'

    De Clerk feeds the scrum for the Lions just on halfway, Jantjies comes in at first receiver and gains some good metres before the Lions take the ball wide and look to set the attack.

  • 36'

    Montoya finds his man in the line-out and Landajo puts up a high box kick which travels to just outside the Lions 22 metre line, Combrinck takes the high ball and the Lions look to take play into the Jaguares half.

  • 34'

    Jantjies goes for a drop goal from just outside the Jaguares 22, Jantjies sends it wide of the uprights and the Jaguares will restart with a 22 metre drop out. Both teams defence is looking very good, no space to be found at the back.

  • 33'

    Jantjies is unsuccessful with the kick at posts and the Jaguares will restart with the 22 metre drop out.

  • 32'

    The Lions are awarded the penalty from forty metres out and Jantjies will go for posts from the penalty.

  • 30'

    Mostert concedes the penalty for going off his feet at the breakdown. It is in the three points zone and Sanchez looks set to strike one at the uprights here.

  • 30'

    PENALTY, JAGUARES, SANCHEZ! 12-9: Sanchez has his kicking boots on as he sends the ball sailing through the uprights. The score is now 12-9 to the Lions with those three extra points.

  • 29'

    The Jaguares bring an end to a good attacking opportunity with the handling error and the Lions have the scrum on their 22 metre line.

  • 27'

    The Jaguares have the 22 metre drop out. The Jaguares send one high on halfway, the Lions gather and look to set up another counter attack down the middle of the field.

  • 24'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 12-6: Jantjies strikes it well, the flags are raised and it's over! Lions lead 12-6 with that conversion which was taken from the touch-line.

  • 23'

    TRY, LIONS, MAPOE! 10-6: Whiteley wins the line-out against the throw, the Lions break up field with an electric counter attack and Mapoe is in for the Lions second try of the game as he bumps off a player on the wing before he goes over for the try.

  • 22'

    Both teams playing the tactical game now but De Klerk puts one out on the full and the Jaguares have the line-out on the Lions 22.

  • 21'

    Hernandez gains his team some valuable metres as he puts a kick into touch on the Lions five metre line. Lions with the defensive line-out.

  • 20'

    Montoya manages to hold onto possession as the Lions attack the ball carrier but the ball is not able to come out of the tackle situation and the Jaguares have the scrum in their half.

  • 18'

    Both teams competing well at the breakdown as they turnover possession at will before Landajo gets blown up for an infringement at the breakdown and the Lions find touch deep inside the Jaguares half. Attacking line-out for the Lions.

  • 17'

    Whiteley runs a fantastic angle as Jantjies finds him with a well timed pass but the Lions concede the penalty at the breakdown and the Jaguares find touch deep inside the Lions half with the kick to touch. Line-out to the Jaguares.

  • 15'

    Sanchez looks to release his hands through the tackle and send his wing for a clear run to the try line as the Jaguares attack the line but there is a handling error and the Lions have the scrum on their five metre line.

  • 14'

    Mnisi is breaking the line with every run as he breaks through again and takes play into the Jaguares half before Jantjies tries to step his way out of the tackle. Jantjies is wrapped up and the Jaguares win the turnover and manage to clear their lines.

  • 14'

    Brink concedes the penalty deep in the Jaguares half but the Jaguares are unable to find touch and Combrinck is able to send one downfield.

  • 13'

    Jantjies sends the penalty wide of the posts and the score remains at 5-6 to the Jaguares.

  • 12'

    The Lions put in a big effort in the scrum, they are awarded the penalty and Jantjies steps up to strike this one at posts from just outside the Jaguares 22 metre line.

  • 10'

    The scrum goes down and the referee orders a reset.

  • 9'

    The Lions look to come up with some good combination play inside the Jaguares half as Combrink look to break down the wing, he looks to release his inside player but the ball goes forward out the hands and the Jaguares have the scrum just outside their 22 metre line.

  • 8'

    PENALTY, JAGUARES, SANCHEZ! 5-6: Sanchez gives the visitors a one point lead as he sends the ball sailing through the uprights.

  • 7'

    Jantjies concedes the penalty deep in the Lions half and Sanchez will line another one up at posts from just inside the Lions 22.

  • 5'

    PENALTY, JAGUARES, SANCHEZ!, 5-3: Sanchez adds the extra three and the score is now 5-3.

  • 4'

    The Lions concede the penalty for an infringement in the ruck and Sanchez lines one up at posts from right in front.

  • 3'

    Jantjies pulls the conversion to the right and the score remains at 5-0 to the Lions.

  • 2'

    TRY, LIONS, SKOSAN! 5-0: The Lions pounce off turnover ball as Mnisi breaks the line before the ball goes wide and Skosan receives a well timed pass from Brink as he dots down for the first try of the match.

  • 1'

    Here we go! Stuart Berry blows his whistle and Juan Martin Hernandez gets the game underway as he kicks deep into the Lions 22. The Lions look to attack from the kickoff but the Jaguares turn the ball over on the Lions five metre line before the Lions win back possession and finds touch just inside the Jaguares half.

  • 0'

    Both teams are on the field. Stay tuned as we await referee Stuart Berry to get us underway shortly.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live commentary of this Super Rugby matchup between the Lions and the Jaguares from Emirates Airlines Stadium in Johannesburg.

  • 0'

    Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has rotated his side with six changes made to the XV. Two alterations have been made to the backline as Howard Mnisi and Faf de Klerk come in for Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Ross Cronje at inside centre and scrum-half respectively. Up front Corne Fourie and Armand van der Merwe replace Dylan Smith and Malcolm Marx, with the latter duo having been named on the bench. In other changes Lourens Erasmus comes in at lock for Andries Ferreira while Cyle Brink gets a start, as Warwick Tecklenburg takes a spell among the replacements.

  • 0'

    The Jaguares have made four changes to their side. Julián Montoya comes in for suspended captain Agustín Creevy, which sees Facundo Bosch being named as cover for the hooker position. Scrum-half Martín Landajo takes over the captaincy from Creevy and the former pairs up with Nicolás Sánchez as the half-back combination. A hefty ten-week ban for back-rower Leonardo Senatore allows Facundo Isa to be promoted from the bench to the starting XV. Tomás Lezana replaces Javier Ortega Desio in the number seven position with the latter being demoted to the replacement bench. Manuel Montero makes way for Lucas González Amorosino on the left wing in the only change in the backline. Juan Martín Hernández and Matías Orlando will continue their pairing in the midfield.

  • 0'

    The Lions are topping the Africa Two Conference table, two points clear of the Sharks and also have a game in hand. The have been the in-form team of the South African franchises despite being hammered by the Hurricanes two weeks ago. They however bounced back in brilliant fashion last week to record a seven-try thumping against the Blues.

  • 0'

    The visitors are languishing in second last position in the Africa Two Conference table, after only managing two wins from their ten matches. Their only victories came against the Kings and their opening 34-33 victory over the Cheetahs. Their impressive Round Ten win against the Kings has allowed them to maintain a nine-point gap ahead of the Port Elizabeth outfit.

  • 0'

    This will be the first time the teams have played each other in the Super Rugby tournament.

  • 0'

    WEATHER: Grey clouds welcome the teams onto the field. It is a cold day in Johannesburg, however, conditions are perfect for some big hits, well timed offloads and sidesteps.

  • 0'

    Stuart Berry is our referee. Cwengile Jadezweni and Lourens van der Merwe will assist him. Our TMO is Willie Vos.

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Lions Jaguares
  • 8 Tries 2
    • 2' Courtnall Skosan
    • 23' Lionel Mapoe
    • 39' Lourens Erasmus
    • 43' Cyle Brink
    • 58' Jaco Kriel
    • 61' Ruan Combrinck
    • 68' Ruan Combrinck
    • 70' Courtnall Skosan
    • 65' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 76' Gonzalo Bertranou
  • 3 Conversions 1
    • 25' Elton Jantjies
    • 40' Elton Jantjies
    • 59' Ruan Combrinck
    • 77' Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias
  • 2 Penalties 4
    • 57' Ruan Combrinck
    • 80' Ruan Combrinck
    • 5' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 8' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 30' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 47' Nicolas Sanchez
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Corne Fourie
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Lourens Erasmus
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Cyle Brink
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Howard Mnisi
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Jaco van der Walt
  • 1
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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Santiago Garcia Botta
  • Julian Montoya
  • Ramiro Herrera
  • Matias Alemanno
  • Tomas Lavanini
  • Javier Ortega Desio
  • Tomas Lezana
  • Facundo Isa
  • Martin Landajo
  • Nicolas Sanchez
  • Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
  • Juan Martin Hernandez
  • Matias Orlando
  • Emiliano Boffelli
  • Joaquin Tuculet
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Dylan Smith
  • Jacques Van Rooyen
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Warwick Tecklenburg
  • Ross Cronje
  • Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • Sylvian Mahuza
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Facundo Bosch
  • Facundo Gigena
  • Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
  • Guido Petti Pagadizaval
  • Juan Manuel Leguizamon
  • Gonzalo Bertranou
  • Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias
  • Ramiro Moyano

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