Hurricanes dominate Jaguares in Buenos Aires

The five tries were enough to secure a bonus point as the 2016 champions left their hosts with a third-straight loss - their worst start in three seasons in the competition.

Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett, making his first start after coming off the bench in the 21-19 loss to the Bulls in South Africa last weekend, converted three tries while his replacement Jackson Garden-Bachop slotted a penalty.

Ledesma names first Jaguares squad

Ledesma, who took over the top job ahead of the 2018 season, named a 29-man squad for a preseason trial against the Bulls and their opening Super Rugby clashes against the Stormers and Lions.

The former Wallabies scrum coach has named rookie propr Javier Diaz in the team, replacing Santiago Garcia Botta.

Flanker Pablo Matera will skipper the side, with Joaquin Tuculet and Tomas Lezana the vice-captains.

Ledesma said his first round of selections was the most difficult.

End-game penalty spells defeat for Jaguares in Lions clash

It was the seventh win in eight games for last year's runners-up but they were fortunate against feisty opponents as they stayed top of their conference standings.

The teams traded converted tries to be level with 10 minutes to go but the Lions won a penalty two minutes from time which Jantjies slotted over to seal victory.

The Jaguares struck inside the opening five minutes to serve notice of their determination to halt a run of two successive losses as Matias Orlando burst over to score after a break by influential No 10 Nicolas Sanchez.

'Nervous' Israel Dagg explodes in bonus-point win for Crusaders over Jaguares

Instead the fullback, who was making his Super Rugby comeback after suffering a serious shoulder injury almost six months ago, chose the liquid option.

Hurricanes de-claw Jaguars

The home side outscored the visitors from Argentina six tries to three in the bonus-point victory in which Beauden Barrett, Dane Coles and Ben May also crossed the line.

Savea slid over in the left hand corner twice in the final three minutes of the first half to flip the contest in the Hurricanes' favour.

Blues fight off Jaguares

Playing at Albany on Auckland's North Shore, the home side outscored the visitors two tries to one in a dour affair that Blues captain James Parsons said "wasn't pretty".

"We knew that was going to be the case, that's the way they like to play. We managed to match it and hold them out for 80 and I'm extremely proud of the group."

Travel starting to take its toll on Jaguares

Five games into their debut season, players are being rested as the travel and playing demands become a reality.

Captain Agustin Creevy heads a list of 10 players left behind in Buenos Aries to recover while their teammates play the Blues this round in Albany then the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Stormers edge Jaguares

Leading 2015 Rugby World Cup points scorer Nicolas Sanchez fluffed two relatively simple chances to add to his early penalty against the South African visitors.

The fly-half missed the conversion of a try by centre Jeronimo de la Fuente at the end of a first half in which all 21 points were scored before a large crowd at Estadio Jose Amalfitani in Buenos Aires.

Chiefs beat Jaguares in thrilling first Super Rugby match in Argentina

The replacement halfback dived over in the dying stages of a great contest at Jose Amalfitani Stadium in Buenos Aires on Sunday morning (NZ time) to snuff out a late Jaguares comeback in front of a sold-out crowd of around 24,000.

In control at 23-14, the Chiefs were staring down the barrel after a gutsy home side came roaring back.