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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Fri, 20 April 2018
Blues v Highlanders 07h35 Eden Park
Waratahs v Lions 09h45 Sydney
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 19h35 Kingspan Stadium
Sat, 21 April 2018
Crusaders v Sunwolves 07h35 Christchurch
Reds v Chiefs 09h45 Suncorp Stadium
Bulls v Rebels 13h05 Loftus Versfeld
Leinster v Scarlets 14h30 Dublin
Sharks v Stormers 15h15 Durban
Zebre v Ospreys 16h45 Parma
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 17h05 Kingspan Stadium
Sun, 22 April 2018
Brumbies v Jaguares 06h05 Canberra
Racing Metro v Munster 14h15 Paris
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 7 5 1 1 24
Rebels 6 4 0 2 20
Brumbies 7 3 0 4 14
Reds 7 3 0 4 13
Sunwolves 7 0 0 7 2
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Hurricanes 7 6 0 1 27
Crusaders 7 5 0 2 24
Chiefs 7 5 0 2 21
Highlanders 6 4 0 2 19
Blues 7 2 0 5 12
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 8 5 0 3 25
Bulls 7 3 0 4 14
Sharks 8 2 1 5 14
Stormers 8 3 0 5 13
Jaguares 6 2 0 4 8