As it happened: Super Rugby - Hurricanes vs Jaguares

As it happened: Super Rugby - Hurricanes vs Jaguares
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12:30pm: For a full match recap and video, click here. Thanks for tuning in. 

FULLTIME: The game is over. The Hurricanes are victorious 34-9. It was far from perfect, but it was a strong finish by the Wellington who claim their first win of the season. 

They now head back to New Zealand where they will face the Crusaders. 

80mins: TRY HURRICANES: Blade Thomson scores a magical try. He does a 'Benji' pass to Alex Fidow on the wing who gives it back to the loose forward and what a way to end the match.

79mins: PENALTY GOAL HURRICANES: Jackson Garden-Bachop scores his first points in a Hurricanes jersey with a penalty goal. 

77mins: All of a sudden, the Hurricanes get inside the Jaguares 22 after a kick put Julian Savea into space. 

76mins: Jaguares have a lineout 10 metres from the line. But the Hurricanes defence prevents the home side from crossing the line and they hold on again. 

74mins: Time is off as the referee wants to check for a dangerous tackle. 

72mins: The Jaguares are back on the attack. They have a chance to score, but the ball goes to ground. Julian Savea picks the ball up and the Canes makes a break. 

70mins: Time is off as a Hurricanes player is down on the ground. It looks like Chris Eves but he has gotten up. 

69mins: The Jaguares are hot on the attack and are five out from the line. Can they score here? 

66mins: Another penalty to the Jaguares and they kick for touch. 

65mins: The conversion goes over and the Canes extend their lead. 

64mins: TRY HURRICANES: Vince Aso scores the try. Beauden Barrett stabs a grubber through and Aso and Matt Procter are chasing, but Aso wins the race to the ball. 

62mins: The Hurricanes give away a penalty and the Jaguares have the ball inside the Canes half. 

61mins: Beauden Barrett misses the penalty goal as it goes wide of the posts. 

60mins: 20 minutes remain in Buenos Aires. The Hurricanes win a penalty and now they will go for a rare shot at goal. 

57mins: Wow that was a shocking attempt and it falls about 10 metres short of the posts. That was bizarre! 

56mins: YELLOW CARD HURRICANES: Ben May is sent to the naughty corner after a very late shot which was well off the ball. The Jaguares will now go for goal. 

55mins: Beauden Barrett lands the conversion and the Canes now lead by 10. 

54mins: TRY HURRICANES: The try is given and the Hurricanes have their third of the game. 

53mins: The try is given, but the TMO wants to check as it looks like Perenara threw the ball forward. 

52mins: Matt Proctor scores the Hurricanes third of the game. Julian Savea makes a break and finds Perenara in support, he offloads the ball and it is knocked back by a Jaguares player and Proctor swoops on the ball to score. 

51mins: Jordie Barrett is heading off. He wsan't involved much in his first game back but he will be happy to get some time under his shoes. 

50mins: The answer is no as the ball goes to ground and then they don't release the ball. This is super messy. But what is even messier is the fact the Jaguares fail to find touch with the clearance.

49mins: Now the Hurricanes are closing in on the try line. Can they score their third of the game here? 

47mins: PENALTY GOAL JAGUARES: It is now a three-point game as Nicolas Sanchez lands the penalty goal. 

46mins: Another penalty to the Jaguares and they will go for goal. 

44mins: Another knock-on and more sloppy hands by the Hurricanes. Coach Chris Boyd will not be pleased, especially with the Crusaders next up. 

43mins: But once again, it comes to nothing as the Jaguares win a penalty. 

42mins: Penalty to the Hurricanes and now they have a lineout 10 out from the line. 

41mins: Only 30 second into the half and guess what? Another scrum! Today has definitely been a true scrum/error fest! 

40mins: The second half is underway in Argentina. Beauden Barrett gets this started as the sun sets in Buenos Aires.

HALFTIME: A long 40 minutes of rugby finally comes to an end. The Hurricanes are on top in a very scrappy match. They lead 12-6 in Buenos Aires.

40mins: PENALTY GOAL JAGUARES: Penalty to the Jaguares 10 metres from the line as the halftime siren sounds. They go for goal and it goes over. 

38mins: The home side puts some string phases together, but it comes to nothing as Ardie Savea walks straight over the top of the ball. 

36mins: But it comes to nothing as now the Hurricanes win a penalty and they clear the ball downfield. 

35mins: The Jaguares win a penalty at the scrum. Five out from the line and they want another one. 

34mins: The home side is a metre from the line, but the ball bobbles forward and the Hurricanes survive. 

33mins: The Jaguares make a break and kick the ball forward. They chase the ball down but guess who? Beauden Barrett wins the race to the ball. 

31mins: More mistakes by both teams and more scrums on the way. 

29mins: Another silly mistake near the line for the away side and the Jaguares win a penalty. Seconds later and the home side win another penalty. 

27mins: Beauden Barrett misses the conversion and the Hurricanes now lead 12-3. 

26mins: TRY HURRICANES: Ngani Laumape spots a gap and makes a break. He is tackled over the line but somehow gets the ball down. That was superb by the All Blacks midfielder. 

25mins: The Hurricanes have another lineout and they are hot on the attack. 

23mins: Another lineout and another mistake. This has been a very scrappy match so far. 

22mins: The Jaguares fumble the ball and now it is a scrum to the away side. They give away a free kick and the Canes go quick but the Jaguares read the play and turn the ball over. 

20mins: The Hurricanes win a penalty and they have a lineout five out, but it turns to custard. 

18mins: This has been a physical start to the match. Both sides look tired early on. Right now though, the Jaguares have a scrum inside their half. 

16mins: Straight down the middle and the penalty goal is over. The Hurricanes lead 7-3. 

15mins: Another penalty to the home side and they will go for goal again. This time Nicolas Sanchez will go for goal. 

14mins: From 52m out, the kick looks good from Emiliano Boffelli,, but it drifts wide. 

13mins: The Jaguares win a penalty just inside their half and they want a shot at goal. 

11mins: Hurricanes have a scrum which the Jaguares dominate but the away side hets the ball out and the ball is cleared into touch. 

9mins: Beauden Barrett lands the conversion, and the Canes lead 7-0. 

8mins: TRY HURRICANES: Ben Lam goes over for the try, but he was pushed as he went to score and that doesn't impress Tj Perenara and handbags start flying. 

Gareth Evans was put into a hole and he goes on a big run before finding Lam who goes over for the five-pointer.

7mins: The great territory comes to nothing as the throw goes too deep and the Argentinan side swoops on the bouncing ball. 

6mins: Now the Jaguares are the ones under pressure deep inside their 22. They clear the ball but it doesn't go far. Hurricanes with the throw in 20 out from the line. 

4mins: The home side pushes towards the line with a maul but the Hurricanes steal the ball and clear it out of the 22. 

2mins: Two minutes in, and two poor lineout throws stolen by the Hurricanes. They are trapped inside their half but continue to run the ball before eventually kickin the ball away.... which goes out on the full. 

1mins: Early knock-on by the home side, just inside the Hurricanes half. But a powerful push by the Jaguares and they win a penalty.  

KICKOFF: We are underway in Buenos Aires. The Jaguares get the match started. 

10:37 am: Jordie Barrett is back from the Hurricanes while older brother Beauden making his first start of the season. 

10:30 am: Thank for tuning in for some rare Sunday morning rugby for New Zealand sports fans. Both sides are searching for their first win of the season.

Hello and welcome to live updates of the Jaguares hosting the Hurricanes at Estadio José Amalfitani in Buenos Aires.

We bring you live streaming written commentary, highlights (be sure to refresh your browser) and all the action from this round three clash.

Commentary will start from around 10:30 am (NZT).



1. Chris Eves, 2. Ricky Riccitelli, 3. Ben May, 4. Vaea Fifita, 5. Sam Lousi, 6. Brad Shields (c), 7. Ardie Savea, 8. Gareth Evans, 9. TJ Perenara, 10 Beauden Barrett, 11. Ben Lam, 12. Ngani Laumape, 13. Matt Proctor, 14. Julian Savea, 15. Jordie Barrett
Replacements: 16 James O'Reilly, 17 Fraser Armstrong, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Michael Fatialofa, 20 Blade Thomson, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 23 Vince Aso


1. Felipe Arregui, 2. Agustin Creevy, 3. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 4. Marcos Kremer, 5. Matias Alemanno, 6. Pablo Matera (c), 7. Javier Ortega Desiom 8. Tomas Lezana, 9. Gonzalo Bertranou, 10. Nicolas Sanchez, 11. Emiliano Boffelli, 12. Bautista Ezcurra, 13. Matias Orlando, 14. Bautista Delguy, 15. Joaquin Tuculet

Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Javier Diaz, 18 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Juan Martin Leguizamon, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Juan Martin Hernandez, 23 Sebastian Cancelliere

Match Officials

Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), José Covasi (Argentina)
Television match official: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)

TAB Odds: Hurricanes $1.14 Jaguares $5.35

Previous result

Hurricanes won 40-22 in Wellington

Prematch banter: NZ Rugby joins forces with English club Harlequins

New Zealand Rugby has unveiled a co-operation agreement with English club Harlequins which they say will benefit both organisations on and off the field.

"This is new territory for New Zealand Rugby and this unique relationship will open some useful connections in that part of the world," New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew in a statement.

"With its strong ex-pat community, London is of key strategic importance to New Zealand Rugby, and when you factor in our shared relationship with Adidas, this cooperation agreement is a very natural fit.
"This alignment will create significant opportunities for both sides, with players, coaches and staff able to learn from different environments with different people, challenges and cultures."

The agreement will see NZR and Harlequins cooperate on a number of projects in relation to playing and coaching resources, team training and commercial leverage opportunities.

"The All Blacks are the bench mark of excellence for all teams, so to be able to align with them both on and off the pitch will be of significant benefit to the club," Harlequins chief executive David Ellis said.