Super Rugby

Blues scrap past Jaguares

Tana Umaga (Gallo)
Tana Umaga (Gallo)

Cape Town - The Blues maintained New Zealand's strong start to the 2016 Super Rugby tournament with a hard-fought win over the Jaguares at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday.

As it happened: Blues v Jaguares

The Blues won 24-16 after leading 15-6 at half-time.

The Blues scored two tries through flank Steven Luatua and flyhalf Ihaia West. West was also successful with a conversion and four penalties for a personal haul of 19 points.

The Jaguares replied with a try by replacement Gonzalo Bertramou. Nicolas Sánchez added the conversion, while Santiago González Iglesias was on target with three penalties.

The Blues picked up four points for their victory, while the Jaguares left empty-handed.

In next weekend's Round 7 action, the Blues travel to Waikato to play the Chiefs (Friday, April 8 at 09:35 SA time), while the Jaguares visit Wellington to take on the Hurricanes (Saturday, April 8 at 09:35).

Teams:

Blues

15 Lolagi Visinia, 14 Rieko Ioane, 13 Rene Ranger, 12 Piers Francis, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Steven Luatua, 7 Blake Gibson, 6 Joe Edwards, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons (captain), 1 Nic Mayhew

Substitutes: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 19 Hoani Matenga, 20 Akira Ioane, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Matt McGahan, 23 George Moala

Jaguares

15 Ramiro Moyano, 14 Emiliano Boffelli, 13 Matías Moroni, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Santiago González Iglesias, 9 Martín Landajo (captain), 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Rodrigo Baez, 6 Tomás Lezana, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Julián Montoya, 1 Roberto Tejerizo
 
Substitutes: 16 Facundo Bosch, 17 Santiago García Botta, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Juan Cruz Guillemaín, 20 Pablo Matera, 21 Gonzalo Bertramou, 22 Nicolas Sánchez, 23 Joaquin Paz

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