Jaguares staying grounded ahead of Sharks clash

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:04
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INTERVIEW: The Jaguares are not losing track of their immediate goals ahead of their crunch clash against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

The Argentinians have won four of their five games so far in this year's Super Rugby campaign and are currently second in Africa Conference One due to points difference ahead of the Sharks, who are in third.

Their match against the Sharks is the first of three big matches in South Africa. Next week they travel to Pretoria to face the Bulls before finishing their tour with a match against the Lions in Johannesburg.

"We are trying to make a huge effort to not think about results and just focus on our performances," said Jaguares head coach Raúl Pérez.

"It is becoming difficult to avoid making projections because it increases the anxiety.

"We have to keep thinking about improving and we have a great test with these three very important matches."

The Jaguares and Sharks meet twice in April. After their clash on Saturday, the two teams meet again in Buenos Aires on April 29.

It means the Jaguares will be playing South African opposition for four weekends in a row in the month of April.

"We are going to face three big teams from South Africa and we will see how much we have improved [this year]," Pérez added.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28