The Argentinean side scored two tries in the first half to lead 12-0 at the break and they added three more after halftime, while the Cell C Sharks could only reply with a single try.

The win increased the Jaguares' tally to 46 points from 15 matches, 10 points more than the Vodacom Bulls who are in second spot on the local table. They wrap up their round-robin fixtures next week with a home fixture against the struggling Sunwolves, who earlier on Saturday lost 31-18 to the DHL Stormers in Cape Town.

Playing in front of an enthusiastic home crowd, the Jaguares set the tone from the beginning with a powerful but controlled performance and they seldom gave away any penalties. Their defence was rock solid and the Durbanites also made life difficult for themselves by committing too many unforced efforts.

In fact, the score could have been much bigger if was wasn’t for the uncharacteristically wayward aim of the Jaguares’ goal kickers.

The Cell C Sharks now return home to play the DHL Stormers in their final regulation game next week in Cape Town.


Jaguares 34 (12) – Tries: Sebastian Cancelliere (2), Emelio Bofelli (2), Santiago Carrecas. Conversions: Joaquin Diaz Bonilla (3). Penalty goal: Bonilla.

Cell C Sharks 7 (0) – Try: Andre Esterhuizen. Conversion: Curwin Bosch.