Super Rugby's feel-good story continued this weekend as the Jaguares overcame the Brumbies 39-7 to move into their first Super Rugby final.
Despite some critics voicing concerns about their legitimacy in the tournament, the Jaguares have become an effervescent presence. A side who have emerged to march to the final two, despite not finishing in the top ten in previous years.
The Buenos Aires-based side have a selection policy that sees them line out with a starting team consisting of entirely capped players, which has caused some debate. Yet their rise and playing style ensure this is a positive tale, not a negative one.
On Friday night they scored 20 points in the opening 20 minutes and never looked back. It's no surprise either when you see the tunnel ritual that propelled them onto the field. Non-playing staff cheered and danced with the squad before the game even started.
— LA NACION Deportes (@DeportesLN) June 29, 2019
The Jaguares will face the Crusaders next Saturday in what promises to be a blockbuster final.