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    Sharks expecting Jaguares 'niggle'

    2016-03-04 10:19

    Cape Town - The Jaguares showed against the Cheetahs last weekend that, like the Argentinean national side, they are not afraid of getting stuck in. 

    At one stage they were down to 13 men in Bloemfontein, and Sharks captain Beast Mtawarira is expecting a stern test of his side's discipline at King's Park on Saturday night.

    "A good start is very important. You have to get in to their faces early," the Springbok loosehead said.

    "They’re the kind of guys that try and niggle you from the start and try and get under your skin.

    "It’s about keeping our cool and making sure that we’re aggressive in our tackling and breakdowns without giving away stupid penalties."

    Mtawarira is also expecting a massive battle at scrum time. 

    "It’s always a formidable challenge when you go up against the Argies," he said.

    "They’ve got a big scrumming mentality so I think it’s something that we know about.

    "The Cheetahs really stepped up and did well against them. We’re going to stick to our own processes and focus on ourselves."

    The Sharks beats the Kings 43-8 last weekend while the Jaguares beat the Cheetahs 34-33. 

    Kick-off on Saturday is at 19:20.

    Teams:

    Sharks 

    15. Willie le Roux, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Joe Pietersen, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Daniel du Preez , 7. Jean-Luc du Preez, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Stephan Lewies, 4. Etienne Oosthuizen, 3. Coenie Oosthuizen, 2. Franco Marais, 1. Tendai Mtawarira (captain)

    Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Juan Schoeman, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Hyron Andrews, 20. Philip van der Walt, 21. Michael Claassens, 22. Garth April, 23. S’bura Sithole

    Jaguares

    15 Santiago Cordero, 14 Matías Orlando, 13 Matías Moroni, 12 Santiago González Iglesias, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Rodrigo Báez, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (captain), 1 Santiago García Botta

    Substitutes: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Felipe Arregui, 18 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 19 Javier Ortega Desio, 20 Facundo Isa, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Joaquín Paz, 23 Lucas González Amorosino

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