Jaguares hold top position in South African Conference with 23-34 win over Reds

Ramiro Moyano was part of the winning Jaguares side
Ramiro Moyano was part of the winning Jaguares side
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Reds 23-34 Jaguares, Suncorp Stadium

Jaguares registered their third consecutive win as they outplayed Queensland Reds with a 23-34 victory in their Super Rugby encounter at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

This is Jaguares' ninth win from 14 games as they hold the top place in the South African Conference while Reds with their fourth consecutive loss are at the fourth place in the Australian group.

Queensland Reds attacked from the outset and it yielded result with Chris Feauai-Sautia dotting down in the 14th minute and fullback Bryce Hegarty kicked the conversion to take the score line 7-0.

The lead remained intact after Joaquin Diaz Bonilla and Hegarty traded penalties before a 24th minute try from Santiago Carreras narrowed down the gap to two points. The Jaguares soon went on to claim the lead when Felipe Ezcurra crossed over in the 39th minute before a second penalty from Hegarty ensuring the teams went into the break with a 13-15 scoreline.

Hegarty with his third three pointer at the start of the second half helped Reds claim the lead but tries from Julian Montoya (55'), Marcos Kremer (71') and Santiago Carreras (79') ensuring Jaguares overcame a late try from Jock Campbell (77') to complete a 23-34 win.

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