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By NSW Waratahs Media unit
The Argentinian-based side the Jaguares have come away with the win in the NSW Waratahs’ last home game of 2017.
Scoring the majority of points was fly-half Bernard Foley, who managed to bag himself 22 points in the form of his first Vodafone Super Rugby double. Foley is also the first player to knock up 100 Super Rugby points in four consecutive seasons.
Fans got the chance to farewell Dean Mumm, Rob Horne and Will Skelton who are departing the club at the end of the season, however weren’t granted the reward one final home victory as the visitors came out on top 27-40.
The Jaguares came out firing to put on quick points, while Tahs hooker Damien Fitzpatrick found space twice in a bid to put points on the board.
Bernard Foley scored the first of his points through a penalty conversion midway through the first half.
Lock Ned Hanigan was sent to the bin for a striking offense, prior to the two Argentinian locks receiving the same sentence for separate incidents around the ruck and maul.
The second half saw a rejuvenation of the home side as Bernard Foley ran in two tries in five minutes, making the most of the 2-man difference.
While the Tahs threatened the visitor’s defensive line to no avail, as the Jaguares ran away with the game 27-40.
The NSW Waratahs will head to Perth for the final round of 2017 when they face the Force at nib Stadium.
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