Jaguares maintain winning momentum after beating Stormers 25-14

Nicolas Sanchez kicked 10 points
Nicolas Sanchez kicked 10 points
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Jaguares 25-14 Stormers, Estadio Jose Amalfitani
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Jaguares maintained their winning momentum as they defeat Stormers 25-14 in their Super Rugby clash at Estadio Jose Amalfitani on Saturday.

This is Jaguares' seventh consecutive win of the season as they consolidated their second position in the South African Conference which also saw Stormers languish at the bottom of the group.

An infringement at breakdown in the third minute from Stormers saw Nicolas Sanchez kicked a penalty goal to get Jaguares off the mark. A terrific brilliance from Bautista Delguy in the 12th minute saw the home side score the opening try and three minutes later Guido Petti Pagadizaval also dotted down as Jaguares raced to a 15-0 lead.

The response from Stormers came in the 25th minute when number eight Sikhumbuzo Notshe showed pace that breached the defence of Jaguares to dive over the line and a conversion from Jean-Luc du Plessis saw them reduce the arrears to 15-7 before half time.

Jaguares were quick to get off the block in the second half when Matias Orlando strolled past the post and a conversion from Sanchez made it 22-7.

Fullback Dillyn Leyds provide Stormers a glimmer of hope when he went past a couple of defenders to score their second try and a conversion from du Plessis made it 22-14 but Jaguares held their lead and instead Sanchez kicked his second penalty goal to help the Argentina side complete a 25-14 victory.

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