Lions win tough encounter against Jaguares

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Marnus Schoeman (flanker) scored a hat-trick of tries for the Emirates Lions to claim a 25-16 victory against the Jaguares on Saturday in what marked their first away-win in four attempts in Buenos Aires.

Elton Jantjies (flyhalf) added two conversions and two penalty goals to assist the side to a well-deserved win on the road. The Highveld team produced a powerful display upfront against the physical Jaguares, while they were also solid on defence.

Apart from the try-scoring exploits of the scavenging Schoeman, debutant Carlu Sadie (prop) was also immense in defence and in the scrums, while he won a few turnovers as well. The positive result will give Warren Whiteley’s team a huge amount of confidence for next Saturday’s derby against the DHL Stormers in Cape Town.

Scorers:

Jaguares – Try: Santiago Medrano. Conversion: Joaquin Diaz Bonilla. Penalty goal: Bonilla (3).

Emirates Lions – Tries: Marnus Schoeman (3). Conversions: Elton Jantjies (2). Penalty goal: Jantjies (2)

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