Jaguares XV defeated Selknam 68-8 and accumulated his eighth victory in a row in the American Rugby Super League. With this new victory, the set of Ignacio Fernández Lobbe, who started losing but could quickly turn the situation around, sealed another win that reconfirms his leadership in the tournament. Both arrived at this meeting, with the classification to the semifinals assured.
With a penalty Ignacio Albornoz opened the scoring for Selknam, giving the Chilean team some hope of surprise. However, this illusion was very short. Just two minutes later, Agustín Segura broke the Chilean defense and scored the first try for Jaguares XV, who took over the game. Despite the slap, Selknam did not slow down and went to find the result. But he ran into a sharp Sebastian Cancelliere, who intercepted in his own field and flew to the opposite ingoal. The Argentine team took advantage of a beaten rival and scored again, this time through Francisco Minervino.
Despite this overwhelming start, Jaguares XV had to back down with the departure of Felipe Ezcurra, who received a yellow card at 20 minutes. But as soon as the captain returned, the try festival continued its course. Four minutes into halftime, Sebastián Cancelliere scored again, this time thanks to a great rake pass from Tomás Albornoz. To close a first half, Juan Pablo Castro placeholder image he supported after a string of infractions from Selknam.
As if it were no longer difficult to reverse a 35-3, Selknam came out in the second half with 13 players for the yellow of Domingo Saavedra Y Patricio baronio. This advantage was quickly taken advantage of by the Argentine team, who returned to support the opposite ingoal, again from the hand of Cancelliere in the 44th minute. This new score was followed by a try by Joaquin Oviedo and then, again, another two runs of the tournament tryman, who with his five today accumulates fourteen in the contest.
Already with an almost irreversible result, the match began to have a greater participation in Selknam’s offense, which cost him a lot to break with the defense of Jaguares XV and did not manage to counteract. Already five minutes from the end, the SLAR pointer stretched the difference even more with a try of Thomas Cubilla on the flag. Despite this, the Chilean team kept fighting and got a try through Ignacio Silva.
Jaguares XV went back to thrashing and remains more leader than ever. With this victory, the Argentine team maintains the ideal score and arrives more than comfortable at the final dates of the contest. Hard defeat for Selknam, who fought but could not stand.