The Jaguares thrashed the Sunwolves 52-10 in Buenos Aires to ensure they will finish second on the Vodacom Super Rugby table.
The victory makes the Jaguares hosts of a quarter-final, and potentially a semi-final too, for the first time in their history.
The Sunwolves, meanwhile, will finish as the competition’s wooden-spoonists for the third time in four seasons, bringing the curtain down on a disappointing season after winning just two of their 16 games.
Jaguares v Sunwolves | Super Rugby 2019 Rd 18 Highlights
The @JaguaresARG turned up for their home quarter-final next week by running away from the @Sunwolves in the second half to score a 52-10 win in Buenos Aires.#SuperRugby #JAGvSUN pic.twitter.com/m6pY46AOjL
— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) June 15, 2019
While the Jaguares fielded a much-changed starting lineup, they still produced a dominant performance, with wing Sebastian Cancelliere grabbing a brace to go with tries from Santiago Carreras, Julian Montoya, Juan Cruz Mallia, Matias Moroni and Javier Ortega Desio, while they were also awarded a penalty try.
For the Sunwolves two of their most consistent performers, Gerhard van den Heever and Semisi Masirewa, went over for tries.
Jaguares – Tries: Santiago Carreras, Sebastian Cancelliere (2), penalty try, Julian Montoya, Juan Cruz Mallia, Matias Moroni, Javier Ortega Desio. Conversions: Domingo Miotti (5)
Sunwolves – Tries: Gerhard van den Heever, Semisi Masirewa.
Jaguares: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Matias Orlando (c), 12 Santiago Gonzales Iglesias, 11 Santiago Carreras, 10 Domingo Miotti, 9 Felipe Ezcurra, 8 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 6 Tomas Lezana, 5 Lucas Paulos, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Enrique Pieretto, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.
Subs: 16 Santiago Socino, 17 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Marcos Kremer, 20 Javier Ortega Desio, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Juan Cruz Mallia, 23 Matias Moroni.
Sunwolves: 15 Semisi Masirewa, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Josh Timu, 12 Timothy Lafaele, 11 Hosea Saumaki, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Jamie Booth, 8 Ben Gunter, 7 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 6 Dan Pryor (c), 5 Tom Rowe, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Conan O’Donnell, 2 Nathan Vella, 1 Masataka Mikami.
Subs: 16 Jaba Bregvadze, 17 Shogo Miura, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Yuya Odo, 20 Ryota Hasegawa, 21 Keisuke Uchida, 22 Takuya Yamasawa, 23 Jason Emery.
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