In the last day of the SLAR, Jaguares XV did not lose the habit and closed the regular phase with an ideal score after defeating Peñarol 42-18. In this way, the Argentines, the Uruguayans, Selknam and Olimpia Lions were left as the four franchises that will compete in the semifinals of the tournament.
The group led by Ignacio Fernández Lobbe got used to winning and the last date was no exception. Despite the fact that in this match, reaching victory was the most expensive of all. He started with a lot of pressure and Francisco Gorrissen gave the team the first victory. However, the Argentine defense did not start out very solid. Mateo Viñals took a perfect space and supported Peñarol.
On the other hand, Tomás Albornoz and Tomás Cubilla took the national franchise away from the scoreboard by having shown a lot of communication in the spectacular long assistance of the opening that ended with the center in the rival ingoal. Later, Felipe Ezcurra did the same, representing the team’s name well: speed, agility and strength.
In the complementary stage, the Uruguayans got a fundamental penalty that placed them only three points behind Jaguares XV who had 21. Later, Martín Vaca, who entered and in a very good way in the second half, made a conquest for the Argentines. Despite this, the Argentine team managed to take advantage of the opportunities that Peñarol offered them and leave the Argentine team alone with their tenth victory. The head coach highlighted: “I prefer the defense, which was a bulwark throughout the game and we also managed very well with the foot.”
The Uruguayans stagnated at 18 units. In the last minutes, those led by Bouza had a hard time intervening in rival territory, with good handling by the Argentines. The Argentine center stated: “It ended up opening at the end and for that reason I highlight the attitude of wanting to win the match on the part of the team. That made us move forward.” Jaguares XV roared for the last time in the regular phase and will now be awaiting the semifinals of the tournament.