Richard Ferguson

Jaguares extend unbeaten run against Sharks

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 28 May 2018 at 08:49
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The Jaguares beat the Sharks comprehensively in Argentina on Friday evening, consolidating their hold on second spot in the SA conference, and with only 6 points splitting them and the Lions, with a game in hand, things could get interesting after the International break.

That’s about it as far as play-off talk is concerned, because the Sharks are now well out of it and, to be honest, I would rather spare us the humiliation of having to sneak into the last rounds only to get a pasting a week later. For all the talk of an unchanged team and taking confidence into the game, the Sharks arrived without a plan and it was evident throughout the 80 minutes.

Discipline was again a concern with Ruan Botha this morning being confirmed as having 4 weeks off, being suspended from the game. It’s silly and unnecessary things like that which should be kept out of the game, either by way of good leadership or through the coaches. Either way, the Sharks lack something, whether a good coach, a good captain, good players, who knows, but something isn’t quite right. Unless we are happy being a mid table team, then a successful season we have had.

It was a first win over the Sharks for the Jaguares, who are in the middle of their best ever Super Rugby season. They next host the Stormers in Argentina while the Sharks host the Lions. The difference between the Lions and the Jaguares could come down to bonus points in the end, so every game from here on in is very important for both these teams.

Most of the Sharks players, and the full management, now have four weeks to go think about what is happening at the Sharks, and what they truly want to achieve. Stating a week ago that this team is a Championship winning one, a team which is ‘On Track’ is not true. Sharks fans can only be grateful to be relieved of watching this team for a month, after which we will go back to magic winning weekends and terribly disappointing losses 7 days apart.

All the best to the Sharks guys in the Bok squad, I hope they are able to make their mark and get some proper coaching over the next four weeks, something that could be brought back to the Sharks.

The scorers:
For Jaguares:
Tries: Moyano 3, Delguy
Cons: Sanchez 3
Pen: Sanchez

For Sharks:
Try: Botha
Con: R du Preez
Pens: R du Preez 2

Red Card: Ruan Botha (Sharks, 73 – High tackle)


  • I stayed up specially to watch. What a let down. Our defence is a major issue. Our wings continually come in and the opposition play a flat ball wide to the wings and expose the space in behind.

    We need Oumar Mouneimne back!

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.05.18 09:49:26 by StevieS Reply
  • Jags also gained a lot by kicking on and behind our back 3

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.05.18 10:43:06 by Bokhoring Reply
  • We were not good but we were also not the bad sharks that pitch every couple weeks. We dropped two key balls, one behind our line and one over theirs.

    I don’t think RdP is a top quality coach and if he cannot fix our handling that tells me a lot- we seem to drop more balls each game.

    The nucleus of a top side is there and it hasn’t been the shocker of a season it looked like at one stage but we will remain mediocre in the short to medium term as that is what management accepts.

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.05.18 12:01:42 by Byron Wright Reply

  • Jags were definitely the better side and i felt we just trying to hold on. Our handling fairly poor again and defense out wide lacking. Discipline issues seem to creep in every so often, we give away too many penalties to be really competitive. Ruan Botha’s actions were moronic and he should be punished.

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.05.18 12:06:21 by SheldonK Reply

  • So I watch this game today, wow we were really really bad, completely out classed, not sure we can beat these guys in durbs anymore either, hopefully the jags are exhuasted in 8 weeks time from now

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.05.18 22:27:29 by revolverocelot Reply

  • Am I the only one who thinks that, bar a wing who can’t catch the ball on the try line, we would have taken the lead with 10 minutes to go? We were right in that game…and then just after that the red card…game over. We weren’t brilliant, but were just about there and looking good with 10 mins to go…then Mvovo cocks up, heads drop…damn. Disappointing…but not as bad as all making out…

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.05.18 22:39:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 6) : In my opinion you are close to the truth. This team has a lack of belief and character if things don’t keep going our way or the struggle seems to adverse they lose their way and it’s takes time for them to find themselves again. Bar that I can’t see anything stopping us from church clawing back any game. Out weaknesses notwithstanding.

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.05.18 07:01:03 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 7) : Sorry a lot of autocomplete errors in that one.

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.05.18 07:01:59 by coolfusion Reply


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