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The Lions are playing the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday 16 February 2019, kickoff 23:40 SA Time

Lions' best chance to finally break Argentina curs

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    Posted: 11-Feb-2019 at 11:20am
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The Lions have no fond memories of touring to Buenos Aires for their regular match against the Jaguares but this week, perhaps, have their best chance of picking up their first win in the Argentine capital.

In their three previous visits to Buenos Aires for their scheduled Super Rugby away match against the Jaguares the Lions have lost each time - 34-22 in 2016, 36-24 in 2017 and 49-35 last year.

This year though the Lions and Jaguares clash in the first round - this weekend when the 2019 edition kicks off - and Swys de Bruin and his charges will hope first round nerves and rustiness on the part of the Jaguares will help his team finally get across the line in Buenos Aires.

The Jaguares showed last year when they won seven games on the trot, including their four matches in Australasia, that when they get on a roll they’re very tough to beat.

They knocked over the likes of the Chiefs, Blues, Brumbies and Rebels away from home midway through the competition so playing them early on, before they build up confidence and momentum, is perhaps better than in the latter stages of the competition.

It is for this reason that the Lions may fancy their chances this weekend.

However, they’ll also know that while the Jaguares may be rusty and vulnerable first up, they, too, could produce a disjointed performance in their first outing. Also, in the back of their heads the Lions players will know they’ve never enjoyed the long-haul flight to Argentina or playing in front of the boisterous Jaguares home crowd.

The Argentines will be a confident bunch going into their fourth year of Super Rugby having reached the quarter-finals stage last season, while the Lions have to make do without some key players this year, most notably tighthead prop Ruan Dreyer, lock Franco Mostert and flank Jaco Kriel, who have all left to play in England.

Centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg, too, is no longer a Lions player.

De Bruin’s team warmed up for the competition with fairly low-key encounters against the Bulls, when mainly fringe players turned out for the three-time runners-up, and the Sharks, last weekend in Cape Town. In neither match did the Lions produce their normal free-flowing rugby, which in the past has produced plenty of tries, and captain Warren Whiteley admitted last week, after the Sharks clash, his side would have to find their range and intensity quickly if they were to scare the Jaguares this weekend.

Expect no surprises when De Bruin names his line-up for the match this week. New recruit from the Cape, Carlu Sadie, should start at tighthead prop, while the loose-trio is likely to comprise Whiteley, Kwagga Smith and Hacjivah Dayimani. 

The Lions leave for Buenos Aires on Wednesday.
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Ja kyk, dis hoog tyd ons klop hierdie ouens in Arg! Ons wil nie die kompetisie op die agtervoet begin nie
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Ek dink die eerste 2 jaar het ons ook nie met ons beste span gespeel nie, maar ek dink laas jaar het ons, en ons het nog steeds verloor
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I think the Lions tend to be better starters than the Jaguares. I think that we do have a our best chance to win in BA this weekend.
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Hier was laas jaar se span teen Jaguares weg:

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15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Robert Kruger, 6 Cyle Brink, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Len Massyn, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Shaun Reynolds

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It will be interesting to see the squad going off to BA tomorrow.
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Originally posted by Lion4ever Lion4ever wrote:

It will be interesting to see the squad going off to BA tomorrow.

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maybe I misunderstood you, the team announcement is tomorrow but the team only leaves for Argentina on Wednesday morning
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Die laaste paar jaar het die Jags ook n paar warm-ups in SA kom speel, dusver het ek nog nie gehoor dat hulle enige warmups gespeel het teen ordentlike spanne nie. So hopelik vang ons hulle bietjie koud... Nie dat ons vreeslike baie warmups gespeel het nie...


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Originally posted by Transvaal Transvaal wrote:

maybe I misunderstood you, the team announcement is tomorrow but the team only leaves for Argentina on Wednesday morning
Team announcement. 
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