Further blows for unlucky Jags

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 1 Mar 2016 at 18:06
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Los Jaguares have lost two players to injury ahead of Saturday’s second Super Rugby clash of the season, against the Sharks in Durban.

First, inside centre Jerónimo de La Fuente was ruled out of the tour, after suffering knee ligament damage against the Cheetahs on Friday. The team has opted to summon utility cover in the form of Lucas González Amorosino, with one of Santiago González Iglesias or Joaquín Paz set to replace de La Fuente in the number 12 jersey.

Further bad news followed today, with first-choice loosehead prop Lucas Noguera Paz apparently picking up a bad knee injury in practice. With Noguera now likely to also miss the match, the Jaguares tight five is looking slightly less formidable; they have already lost lock Tomas Lavanini to a suspension for dirty play.


  • I won’t be complaining that’s for sure.

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.03.16 18:07:54 by Seth101 Reply
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  • I feel sorry for them, but these are the hard realities of Super rugby….and we’ve hardly just begun.

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.03.16 18:14:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) : and with Rugby Championship to follow it will not be getting better.

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.03.16 19:05:26 by JD Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 1) : for sure no complaints here, but do think it will still be a hard game!

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.03.16 19:18:10 by JD Reply
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  • Jeepers, that is a rough introduction to Super Rugby…

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.03.16 22:36:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 5) : I am not sure if you can blame the training ground injury on the rigors of Super Rugby, although I have read that the Jaguares were initially taken aback, or stunned by the pace of Super Rugby.

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.03.16 01:00:24 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) : My quest is should SR be allowing teams who have such little reserve to compete. We know about the attrition rate in this competition.

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.03.16 06:04:34 by coolfusion Reply

  • @JD (Comment 4) : Thanks JD. We need to keep our eye on the prize and not let other things distract us from our preparations. This is SR and it is demanding. Best to play these guys now cause they are going to be a problem soon. Never underestimate any team at any given time.

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.03.16 06:38:55 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 7) : Clearly SANZARARJAR has one objective…..fill this competition with as many teams as possible to maximise revenue.

    It’s funny how SANZAR put so much pressure on Japan to provide their team list and name of their head coach, yet the Kings (the real problem child) escaped through the cracks, and are now competing without even having a full squad.

    Aren’t teams supposed to provide their finalised squads before the competition begins?

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.03.16 06:41:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 7) : Keep in mind that the brainiacs who run this thing don’t have to play a minute of rugby themselves

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.03.16 07:21:53 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 10) : I am still convinced said brainiacs who designed the competition format, did so on the cushioned walls of their padded cells. Who in their right mind can look at the format and say “yes, that looks good”?

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.03.16 09:11:07 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 11) : Well it probably doesn’t come into consideration because: “yes, that looks profitable!”

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.03.16 09:28:34 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I always questioned the depth of this side . They have a core group of players that they need to win big games, especially internationals. With their current injury rate i wonder how many top players will be pulled out of away games in Super rugby in order to save them for the International season. If their key guys get injured in super rugby their international season wont be very good at all. Just wonder which they value more…

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.03.16 09:52:00 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 13) : I think there is depth here ,remember these guys are only running one team,not 6 like we are trying to do.

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.03.16 10:10:29 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 14) : In this case that is a negative for them, at least with our 6, we have a bunch of players without a hope in hell of putting on the Bok jersey who basically become cannon fodder. For them, every single injury they get will be an international player.

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.03.16 10:15:11 by Seth101 Reply
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  • registered players in sa 342 316 aus 230 663 nz 148 483 arg 56 998 .argentina have about 57000 reg players to full one match 23 with.better percentage than other 3 4nations countries.quality is obviously question.they need to think of sr as a place to expose more players to a higher level of rugby .

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.03.16 10:37:02 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 14) : There are players but im not sure about any quality. The rgie 2nd string side playing in the USA did averagely well i guess- but not sure if they are all Jaguares players- i would assume so. I just think they rely on a core group to win them games, especially internationals…if those guys go down there is no backup.

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.03.16 10:42:29 by SheldonK Reply

  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 16) : also remember, that most of their quality players are now playing SR, as that was the agreement set out by them in order to qualify for an international spot, most of their (non SR)big quality guys are playing in the Top 14, Aviva ext. I might be wrong but 99% of all the guys left in Arg is semi pro and not on SR level as yet, so with every serious injury it will most probably be an international player, and he will then have to be replaced by a semi if they do not change their view on the international scene and SR

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.03.16 10:43:42 by Henkb Reply
  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 16) : Hang on…when they say registered players do they mean registered professionals or anyone playing rugby? There is a serious difference between a guy capable of playing super rugby and a guy sober enough to run out in a club game on the weekend.

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.03.16 10:44:11 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 19) : registered club players

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.03.16 10:47:24 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 20) : Ah ok then those figures are probably a bit misleading then. Would love to see registered professional numbers in each country

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.03.16 11:03:26 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 21) : that is were Argies will fall short. Lots of club players but I don’t think a lot of them are professional.

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.03.16 16:57:37 by JD Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 7) : easy answer is no but as the Kings is SARU’s brain child the same rule do not apply to them than for the rest of the teams.

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.03.16 16:59:59 by JD Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 12) : and that’s what matters for them only the money!!! But I must say i do think SARU is going to pay and pay big time for this one!!

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.03.16 17:03:27 by JD Reply
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