Jaguares v Highlanders



  • Couldn't find a thread for this game, so here it is.



  • Fantastic start, great link play between back and forwards with Ben Smith going over. 7 nil



  • 1st scrum little messy setting up....
    Solid scrum...and made to play it. Seems to me messy scrums often involve aussie teams...



  • Highlanders are so good to watch.



  • Strange passage of play. The jags attack beautifully, kick ahead, Ben Smith cleans up and counter attacks. Highlanders then lose the ball in contact. The ball get spread wide and Thompson picks up loose ball for the Highlanders and scores. Highlander 14 Jags 3.



  • Landers lineout not functioning well at all as yet.



  • Drop goal attempt with men in space... not good from jags



  • Highlanders lineout has been shit. Time to go back to using Dixon at two. Secure your ball and stop throwing long.



  • Punch was thrown surely



  • Punch was thrown surelyFrom who? I didn't see one.



  • From who? I didn't see one.
    Thought i saw one.. from jags but missed the #



  • Ben Smith said #11 I think



  • Creevy gone... massive blow



  • Ben Smith was very sure it was number 11. Doesn't he know snitches get stitches.



  • Angus Gardner is the boss!



  • What a super super try.



  • Very scrappy for large parts then some sublime handling and landers in



  • That was bloody amazing. Dixon involved three times, great work from all the forwards. Third try.



  • Jags in.
    Landers very sloppy. Will need to tighten up a lot for the chiefs next weekend



  • I really like the way Ash Dixon is playing. Another player who didn't get a chance up North (Canes) and does well at the Landers. It's a pity that the AB selectors initially went for Coltman and even picked Parsons once & denied Dixon a chance to try for higher honours when there was a spot up for grabs. That chance is gone now, unless the ABs are hit by many injuries at hooker. At least his Maori AB spot looks safe. He fully deserves it.



  • Is there something wrong with the Fern's website? I've had several error messages over the past 10 minutes.



  • I havent had error messages but has taken a couple of refreshes to get the page up



  • Judging by the way the pro teams love the niggle and go on with things the amateur rugby in Argentina must be full of all sorts of shenanigans



  • Although the Highlanders are up by quite a few points and will win this game comfortably, the Jaguares play much better than the Aussie teams that played the other NZ franchises this weekend. If the Jags didn't make so many mistakes and were more disciplined, they could score many more points and make life difficult for the Landers.
     
    A lot has been said already about how disappointing the Jags have been this season. Still, I think they've shown so much more potential than the other newbies, Kings and Sunwolves, that I'm quite sure they'll do much better next year.



  • How good are the NZ teams looking this weekend? And I even include the Blues in that statement. All 5 teams in great form.



  • A lot has been said already about how disappointing the Jags have been this season. Still, I think they've shown so much more potential than the other newbies, Kings and Sunwolves, that I'm quite sure they'll do much better next year.

    well, they are almost player by player the exact Argentine test team, and taking that into consideration they absolutely suck ass. Super Rugby did not get any better with the inclusion of these three teams.
     
    Waratahs certainly played better than that rabble



  • well, they are almost player by player the exact Argentine test team, and taking that into consideration they absolutely suck ass. Super Rugby did not get any better with the inclusion of these three teams.
     
    Waratahs certainly played better than that rabble

    That would have been unreasonable to expect in the first year.
     
    The Jaguares (and the Sunwolves) have awful travel schedules, unlike the other 16 teams, something that I see as a mitigating factor. I hope they'll be able to deal with it better next year.



  • haha, TMO says it's a try but Osborne is clearly in touch, ref doesn't award it, good on Angus Gardner



  • Oh the argie tmo having the worlds most blatant mare. hilarious



  • I dont think it was unreasonable to have expected them to be much more competitive than they have, laden with INternaitonal talent they have been disappointing.



  • That would have been the worst try call ever.



  • Yeah I think the Jaguares will go better next year after having a year under their belt and they won't have to play any NZ sides next season. They've also lost a lot of close games this season so it could have been a lot different for them if they managed to close a few of those game out.
     
    Still, it's important to have them in this comp to help develop Argentine rugby.



  • Stupid yellow for Faddes. Hopefully it's not going to cost the Landers their bonus point.



  • Matt Faddes had an absolutely shocking 20 minutes.



  • some class A rubbish dished up in that 2nd half, especially by the Jaguares, but the Highlanders guilty of trying too hard to play Harlem Globetrotters style. Still, BP win, 24/25 possible points for NZ teams this weekend.
     
    0/25 for AUS teams :mocking:



  • I wonder whether the Sanzaar judiciary is going to look at that tackle from Osborne that looked like a tip tackle.



  • haha, TMO says it's a try but Osborne is clearly in touch, ref doesn't award it, good on Angus Gardner

    Gardner did a Wayne Barnes except a.) he was correct and b.) - he did it with more class.



  • Pretty messy game in the end. Lots of niggle as can be expected playing the Jaguars.
    Thought the Jags were lucky not to have their 6 yellowed for the penalty that resulted in him warning them. Their 11 seemed to like running in from miles to get involved too. Surprised they didn't even look at what looked like a punch from him.
     
    Having said that this ref is one of my favorites at the moment. Seems level headed and doesn't let player bitching get to him. Explains his think well too.
     
    Im really not warming to the Jaguars bunch of dirty, niggly bastards who like to get in and argue with the ref football style if something goes against them. Would have to be one of the most carded teams this year too.
    They have been a pretty major let down because plenty of people were predicting they would win the thing on the back of the RWC. Don't think they can blame the travel either. They have sucked from the start. Wouldn't be surprised if they do well next year playing the Aussie teams rather than NZ though.
     
    Great win for the Highlanders though. Finals secure and still a shot at top spot.



  • Pretty messy game in the end. Lots of niggle as can be expected playing the Jaguars.
    Thought the Jags were lucky not to have their 6 yellowed for the penalty that resulted in him warning them. Their 11 seemed to like running in from miles to get involved too. Surprised they didn't even look at what looked like a punch from him.
     
    Having said that this ref is one of my favorites at the moment. Seems level headed and doesn't let player bitching get to him. Explains his think well too.
     
    Im really not warming to the Jaguars bunch of dirty, niggly bastards who like to get in and argue with the ref football style if something goes against them. Would have to be one of the most carded teams this year too.
    They have been a pretty major let down because plenty of people were predicting they would win the thing on the back of the RWC. Don't think they can blame the travel either. They have sucked from the start. Wouldn't be surprised if they do well next year playing the Aussie teams rather than NZ though.
     
    Great win for the Highlanders though. Finals secure and still a shot at top spot.

    Really?? First I've heard of that. I thought they would struggle because of the pace that NZ Super rugby sides play at.



  • One or two did name them as a dark horse for the title. Thst was stretching it ... a lot.
    There was certainly the thought that they would be well in play off contention.
    Personally I'm surprised they didn't do better.


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