Moyano hat-trick helps Jaguares sink 14-man Sharks
After losing four of their opening five matches this season, the Argentine side have now chalked up six straight wins to further enhance their play-off hopes.
The Jaguares had never beaten the Sharks – who finished the match with 14 men thanks to Ruan Botha’s red card – in four previous attempts, but their latest victory leaves them just two points off South African conference leaders the Lions and fifth in the overall table.
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Nicolas Sanchez had kicked the hosts into a 13th-minute lead before Moyano wormed his way over the line following Emiliano Boffelli’s impressive break.
FULL-TIME: #SuperRugby Week #15@Jaguares continue their winning streak making it six-in-a-row by beating @TheSharksZA in Buenos Aires #JAGvSHA
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— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) May 25, 2018
Moyano touched down again from Gonzalo Bertranou’s offload, but Botha’s score on the stroke of half-time, along with eight points from Robert Du Preez, gave the visitors hope.
But Bautista Delguy’s score following a nice break down the left with nine minutes remaining preceded Botha being red carded for a dangerous hit at a ruck.
And there was to be further misery for the Sharks when Moyano broke through a tired visiting defence in the final minute to complete his treble.
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