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    Jaguares pick team to face Lions

    2019-02-15 08:19

    Cape Town - Jaguares coach Gonzalo Quesada has named his team to tackle the Lions in Saturday's Super Rugby encounter in Buenos Aires.

    The Argentinians will be captained by inside centre Jeronimo de la Fuente.

    "It took us a long time to decide the team that will start on Saturday. The pre-season was very good and there are positions that are very even, so it was difficult to make the decisions," Quesada told the Jaguares' official website.

    "Today we feel that this is the best team to play against Lions. Those who are going to enter did not miss any training since we started working on January 3. They had continuity and are doing very well physically and technically."

    Saturday's clash is scheduled for 23:40 (SA time).

    Teams:

    Jaguares

    15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente (captain), 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Javier Ortego Desio, 7 Rodrigo Bruni, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Mayco Vivas

    Substitutes: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Marco Kremer, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Juan Cruz Mallia, 23 Matias Moroni

    Lions

    15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Nic Groom, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Rhyno Herbst, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith

    Substitutes: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Frans van Wyk, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Ruan Vermaak, 20 Robert Kruger, 21 Gianni Lombard/Dillon Smit, 22 Wandisile Simelane, 23 Ruan Combrinck

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