‘We could do nothing’ – Creevy

Date published: May 28 2016

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Jaguares captain Augustin Creevy was left to rue the two red cards that ruined his team's chance's in Friday's Super Rugby loss to the Jaguares. 

The Argentine side had two players sent off for foul play, allowing the Kings to land a 29-22 win in Port Elizabeth.

Jaguares lock Tomas Lavanini and prop Ramiro Herrera were both carded for charging dangerously into their opponents on the ground while making contact with their opponents' heads.

Creevy said the side were put in a tight spot after their double reds, which made it an uphill climb for the Argentines. 

"We could do nothing," said Creevy, referring to playing most of the game two players down.

"It was very difficult for us," he said dejectedly

Former South Africa coach and rugby anaylist Nick Mallett said the Jaguares have gotten used to playing a style of rugby that does not comply with the World Rugby rules.

"(The Jaguares) do not know how to play within the laws of the game," said Mallett on SuperSport. 

"I believe it is a culture problem with some Argentine referees allowing illegal clean-outs and not spotting off-the-ball incidents. There is no place to hide in Super Rugby with multiple cameras, assistant referees and television match officials."

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