The Jaguares became the first foreign team to beat the Hurricanes in Wellington since 2015 as the hosts suffered a 28-20 loss in the absence of star man Beauden Barrett.
New Zealand international Barrett was again rested on Friday at Westpac Stadium, where his brother Jordie had a night to forget.
The Hurricanes were ahead thanks to Vaea Fifita’s early score when full-back Jordie Barrett batted the ball out of the back of the in-goal area to earn a yellow card and hand the Jaguares a penalty try.
It proved to be the turning point as Agustin Creevy and Jeronimo de la Fuente crossed before the interval, when the Jaguares were 21-8 up, and Julian Montoya’s second-half score helped the visitors hang on, even though Ngani Laumape and Kane Leaupepe went over for the Hurricanes.
Hurricanes v Jaguares | Super Rugby 2019 Rd 14 Highlights
A superb @JaguaresARG performance in Wellington earned their first ever win over the @Hurricanesrugby, taking it 28-20 to move to the head of the South African Conference. #SuperRugby #HURvJAG pic.twitter.com/jicGBfm2wT
— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) May 17, 2019
The Jaguares’ first victory over the Hurricanes temporarily moved them to the top of the South African Conference before the Bulls regained that place following a 32-17 victory over the Rebels.
Marika Koroibete’s two tries came in a losing effort as the Rebels missed the chance to go top of the Australian Conference.
Handre Pollard provided 17 points for the Bulls, and was one of their four try-scorers, along with Cornal Hendricks, Burger Odendaal and Rosko Specman.
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