Cape Town - Jaguares head coach Raul Perez and the team's selectors have unveiled a 44-man training squad ahead of pre-season.
The Argentine franchise are gearing up for their second season in
Super Rugby, and once again are pooled in Africa 2 alongside the Kings,
Sharks and Lions.
Established internationals such as Ramiro Herrera, Agustín Creevy,
Facundo Isa, Martín Landajo, Nicolás Sánchez, Juan Martín Hernández,
Matías Moroni and Santiago Cordero are all named in the squad.
Perez said: "The immediate challenge is to put in practice within the group all the experience we accumulated in 2016.
"We are coming back to compete in the most important tournament
in the world and the most demanding, and with a season under our belt it
is very different.
About the game and the first opponent, he said: "The expectation we
have set is to go game by game. And I remember when we played against
the Kings in Port Elizabeth, our indiscipline cost us. And I think
that's the challenge.
"Then we will on preparing for the second game, which is against the
Stormers in Cape Town, and build on what we do well in the opener and
have the reflexes to change what we don't do so well."
Jaguares 44-man squad
Forwards: Cristian Bartoloni, Santiago García Botta,
Facundo Gigena, Ramiro Herrera, Lucas Noguera Paz, Enrique Pieretto,
Roberto Tejerizo, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Facundo Bosch, Agustín Creevy,
Julián Montoya, Matías Alemanno, Juan Cruz Guillemaín, Marcos Kremer,
Ignacio Larrague, Tomás Lavanini, Guido Petti, Rodrigo Báez, Facundo
Isa, Juan Manuel Leguizamón, Tomás Lezana, Benjamín Macome, Pablo
Matera, Javier Ortega Desio, Santiago Portillo, Leonardo Senatore
Backs: Gonzalo Bertranou, Felipe Ezcurra, Martín
Landajo, Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, Nicolás Sánchez, Santiago Gonzalez
Iglesias, Juan Martín Hernández, Gabriel Ascárate, Jerónimo de la
Fuente, Bautista Ezcurra, Santiago Álvarez, Matías Moroni, Matías
Orlando, Santiago Cordero, Manuel Montero, Emiliano Boffelli, Ramiro
Moyano, Joaquín Tuculet