Inspiring play from second five-eighths Ngani Laumape had its final reward with his angled run and pass setting up a match-winning try for replacement halfback Jamie Booth in Buenos Aires.
Refusing to lie down against a Jaguares team that had looked assured for much of the game, the Hurricanes picked themselves up after being held scoreless by the Stormers last week in Cape Town. Backing Laumape’s effort was fullback Jordie Barrett who opened his side’s scoring with a booming 63m penalty goal. His boot kept the team in the hunt going to halftime 9-10 down.
Marcos Kremer scored an outstanding first half try for the home team, running a superb angle while replacement hooker Agustin Creevy was able to claim a second half try.
The latter was reciprocated by Hurricanes replacement hooker Alex Fidow, a try that gave the Hurricanes a sniff with which they secured the game.
Tries: Marcos Kremer, Agustin Creevy
Penalties: Domingo Miotti 3 pen
Conversion: Domingo Miotti 2 con
Tries: Alex Fidow, Jamie Booth
Penalties: Jordie Barrett 4 pen
Conversions:Jackson Garden-Bachop ; Fletcher Smith
Jaguares: 15 Santiago Carreras, 14 Sebastián Cancelliere, 13 Matiás Moroni, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente (c), 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Domingo Miotti, 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Francisco Gorrissen, 5 Lucas Paulos, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Julián Montoya, 1 Mayco Vivas
Replacements: 16 Agustín Creevy, 17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 18 Joel Sclavi, 19 Javier Ortega Desio, 20 Tomás Lezana, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Tomás Albornoz, 23 Santiago Chocobares
Hurricanes: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Billy Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 TJ Perenara (c), 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Asafo Aumua, 1 Fraser Armstrong
Replacements: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Tevita Mafileo, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Vaea Fifita, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Fletcher Smith, 23 Vince Aso
Jaguares v Hurricanes
@ Estadio José Amalfitani
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Pablo Deluca (Argentina), Martin Cordoba (Argentina)
TMO: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)