RD 5: Jaguares 22 def. Reds 8 BUENOS AIRES | MARCH 26, 2017 | KICK-OFF: 7:40AM AEST

The St.George Queensland Reds lost 22-8 to the Jaguares in Round 5 of Vodafone Super Rugby in Buenos Aires overnight.

For the second week in a row the Reds were forced to play with 13 men after Eto Nabuli and Kane Douglas were sent to the sin bin for separate offences.

The Jaguares crossed for two tries in that period and the Reds couldn’t recover from the deficit as their execution let them down.

“We simply weren’t good enough to get a win tonight. It’s incredibly frustrating because we could have won that game in difficult circumstances, but we weren’t patient enough to build pressure and our execution let us down.” - Head coach Nick Stiles

LIVE BLOG - First half

UPDATE: Leroy Houston has been replaced in the starting side by Hendrik Tui after failing to recover from an eye injury suffered at training. George Smith has been brought onto the bench as back row cover. Leroy is expected to make a full recovery.

10min | Still nil all.

16min | Jaguares miss a penalty to open the scoring, still nil all.

18min | Nabuli has been dealt a yellow card for an intentional knock on, Reds down to 14-men.

19min | Kane Douglas dealt a yellow card, Reds down to 13-men.

21min | Jarguares cross for the first try of the game, conversion is good, home-side take a 7-nil lead.

27min | Jaguares cross for their second try of the game, conv is missed, score now 12-nil.

29min | Nabuli returns to the field, Reds back to 14-men.

30min | Douglas returns, Reds back to 15-men.

33min | Jaguares concede a penalty in front of the posts, McIntyre slots the penalty, score now 12-3.

39min | Jaguares slot a penalty to extend their lead to 15-3.

HT - Jaguares lead 15-3.

HT Breakdown Stats


Jaguares 15 - Reds 3

LIVE BLOG - Second half

45min | Score remains 15-3 in favour of the Jaguares.

46min | Taniela Tupou on for Sam Talakai at tight-head prop.

49min | Jaguares cross for their third try, 20-3, kick to come.

50min | Conv is good, Jaguares lead 22-3.

56min | TRY! Higginbotham is over, 22-8, kick to come.

58min | McIntyre misses the conversion, score remains 22-8.

60min | SUB: George Smith on at flanker for Adam Korczyk.

63min | Jaguares dealt a yellow-card, reduced to 14-men.

65min | SUB: Kirwan Sanday comes on at loose-head prop for Markus Vanzati to make his Queensland and Super Rugby debut.

70min | Frisby on for Tuttle at scrum half.

FT | Jaguares 22 Reds 8.


Jaguares 22 - Reds 8



1. Markus Vanzati (run-on debut) - Souths

2. Stephen Moore (C) - University of Queensland

3. Sam Talakai - Brothers

4. Izack Rodda - Easts

5. Kane Douglas - Norths

6. Hendrik Tui - Norths

7. Adam Korczyk - University of Queensland

8. Scott Higginbotham - Wests

9. James Tuttle (run-on debut) - GPS

10. Jake McIntyre - Sunnybank

11. Eto Nabuli - GPS

12. Duncan Paia’aua - Norths

13. Samu Kerevi - Souths

14. Izaia Perese - Easts

15. Karmichael Hunt - Norths


16. Andrew Ready - Easts

17. Kirwan Sanday (potential Queensland/Super Rugby debut) - Easts

18. Taniela Tupou - Brothers

19. Lukhan Tui - Souths

20. George Smith

21. Nick Frisby - GPS

22. Lachlan Maranta (potential Queensland/Super Rugby debut) - Wests

23. Chris Kuridrani - GPS



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