Jaguares 30-25 Stormers, Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Jaguares have registered their fourth successive victory as they edged out Stormers 30-25 in their Super Rugby clash at Estadio Jose Amalfitani on Saturday.
The win has taken Jaguares to the third position in the South African Conference with 27 points while Stormers are at fourth place with 24 points.
Jaguares got off to a terrific start with an offload from Emiliano Boffelli was capitalised by Pablo Matera as he dotted down in the fourth minute and Domingo Miotti kicked the conversion to make it 7-0. The Jaguares fly-half also kicked a 11th minute penalty as the Argentinan side scored 10 unanswered points.
Stormers narrowed down the gap to just one point by the half-hour mark with three straight penalties from Jean-Luc du Plessis before Miotti slotted another in the added minutes of the first half as the teams headed into the break with a 13-9 scoreline.
The visitors continued to press on with another penalty from du Plessis and two more three pointers from Damian Willemse but a try from Ramiro Moyano Joya meant the home side maintained a 23-18 lead with the final 10 minutes kicking off.
Stormers suffered a setback with JJ Engelbrecht sin-binned for a deliberate knock on and to make things worse Jaguares were also awarded a penalty try before a consolation try from Seabelo Senatla in the 75th minute reduced the losing margin for the visitors to five points.