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    Blues scrap past Jaguares

    2016-04-02 10:25

    Cape Town - The Blues maintained New Zealand's strong start to the 2016 Super Rugby tournament with a hard-fought win over the Jaguares at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday.

    As it happened: Blues v Jaguares

    The Blues won 24-16 after leading 15-6 at half-time.

    The Blues scored two tries through flank Steven Luatua and flyhalf Ihaia West. West was also successful with a conversion and four penalties for a personal haul of 19 points.

    The Jaguares replied with a try by replacement Gonzalo Bertramou. Nicolas Sánchez added the conversion, while Santiago González Iglesias was on target with three penalties.

    The Blues picked up four points for their victory, while the Jaguares left empty-handed.

    In next weekend's Round 7 action, the Blues travel to Waikato to play the Chiefs (Friday, April 8 at 09:35 SA time), while the Jaguares visit Wellington to take on the Hurricanes (Saturday, April 8 at 09:35).

    Teams:

    Blues

    15 Lolagi Visinia, 14 Rieko Ioane, 13 Rene Ranger, 12 Piers Francis, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Steven Luatua, 7 Blake Gibson, 6 Joe Edwards, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons (captain), 1 Nic Mayhew

    Substitutes: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 19 Hoani Matenga, 20 Akira Ioane, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Matt McGahan, 23 George Moala

    Jaguares

    15 Ramiro Moyano, 14 Emiliano Boffelli, 13 Matías Moroni, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Santiago González Iglesias, 9 Martín Landajo (captain), 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Rodrigo Baez, 6 Tomás Lezana, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Julián Montoya, 1 Roberto Tejerizo
     
    Substitutes: 16 Facundo Bosch, 17 Santiago García Botta, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Juan Cruz Guillemaín, 20 Pablo Matera, 21 Gonzalo Bertramou, 22 Nicolas Sánchez, 23 Joaquin Paz

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    Fixtures

    Saturday, 17 February 2018
    • Stormers v Jaguares, Cape Town 15:05
    • Lions v Sharks, Emirates Airlines Park 17:15
    Friday, 23 February 2018
    • Highlanders v Blues, 08:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:45
    Saturday, 24 February 2018
    • Sunwolves v Brumbies, Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium 06:15
    • Crusaders v Chiefs, 08:35
    • Waratahs v Stormers, Allianz Stadium 10:45
    • Lions v Jaguares, Emirates Airlines Park 15:05
    • Bulls v Hurricanes, Loftus Versfeld 17:15

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