Montoya hat-trick sets up 43-27 win for Jaguares against Reds

Julian Montoya continued his impressive form
Julian Montoya continued his impressive form
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Jaguares 43-27 Reds, Estadio Jose Amalfitani

Julian Montoya scored a hat-trick as Jaguares returned back to winning ways with a 43-27 win over Queensland Reds in their Super Rugby clash at Estadio Jose Amalfitani.

Jaguares now are at the second place in South African Conference with 10 points while Reds are at fourth place after losing all the three games.

Tate McDermott kick-started the proceedings with an early 11th minute try and eight minutes later Liam Wright also went over the line. Fullback Jock Campbell kicked both the conversions as Reds raced to a 14-point lead.

Even though Montoya with his first in the 25th minute led the Argentina side's response, Chris Feauai-Sautia's tries in the 29th and 35th minutes made the scoreline 7-24 before Emiliano Boffelli reduced the arreas for the hosts with a try at the stroke of half-time.

Jaguares were quick to get off the block in the second half when Montoya scrambled past the line in the 44th minute before Domingo Miotti kicked the conversion and a penalty to make it 17-24.

A Campbell penalty increased Reds lead to 10 points, but the visitors suffered a setback with Liam Wright yellow-carded in the 63rd minute and Jaguares scored three straight tries from Montoya (63'), Santiago Socino (68') and Tomas Cubelli (71') as they completed a 43-27 victory.

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