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The Lions started their campaign against this opposition in Buenos Aires. They had lost on each of their previous 3 visits to Argentina but this time the Lions came through with a 25-16 victory, scoring 3 tries to 1. The Lions led 15-13 at half time and Marnus Schoeman scored all 3 of their tries.
Since then it’s been a tale of disappointment for the Lions. In Round 2 a last gasp try saw them go down 19-17 to the Stormers in Cape Town, a game they started as 6.5 point favourites and they led 14-6 at half time.
Last week the Lions hosted the Bulls in their first home game of the season and despite the try count finishing all square at 2-2 the Bulls ran out winners 30-12. That was the Lions first home defeat to any opposition other than New Zealand since the Brumbies won in Joburg in 2015.
The Lions have won all 4 of their previous home games against Jaguares including a play off last year and the average winning margin in those matches is 17 points (41-24).
Jaguares have put together back to back wins since that Round 1 defeat to their opponents here. They came out on top 27-12 against the Bulls in Round 2, scoring the only 3 tries of the game and last week they edged out the Blues 23-19, scoring 3 tries to 1.
They now head overseas for the first time this season and their record in South Africa comprises of 2 wins and 12 defeats with the victories coming in their first Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs in 2016 and the following season they beat the Kings in Port Elizabeth.
The Waratahs hold all the cards going into this big Australian derby. While they’ve failed to impress during the early rounds of the 2019 tournament – losing narrowly to the Hurricanes and beating the Sunwolves by a single point – they have a psychological advantage over the men from Queensland.
The Waratahs have won their last nine games against the Reds. The latter side have struggled away from home in recent times, and are no shape to break their long losing streak.
The Waratahs won’t want for firepower out wide. Coach Daryl Gibson has opted to move Kurtley Beale to fullback and Israel Folau to the wing. Adam Ashley-Cooper will start at No 13 and Karmichael Hunt at 12.
Folau needs two more tries to eclipse Doug Howlett’s Super Rugby record of 59. The versatile back has scored four tries in his last three games against the Reds.
Most books set the early handicap line at 7.5 points and whilst I’m battling to call it, slight preference is for the Lions. They were a let down last week and this conference looks set to remain congested for some time but the Lions record in Joburg against all but the top NZ sides suggests 7.5 points might not be enough for the Argentines.
Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Franco Naude, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Rhyno Herbst, 4 Ruan Vermaak, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Malcom Marx (captain), 1 Dylan Smith.
Substitutes: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Nathan McBeth, 18 Frans van Wyk, 19 Stephan Lewies, 20 James Venter, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Harold Vorster, 23 Gianni Lombard/Tyrone Green.
Jaguares: 15 Joaquin Tuculet (c), 14 Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Bautista Ezcurra, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Enrique Pieretto, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Juan Pablo Zeiss.
Replacements: 16 Gaspar Baldunciel, 17 Santiago Garcia Botta, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Tomas Lavanini, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Juan Cruz Mallia, 23 Matias Orlando.