Jaguares ‘anxious to get started’

Date published: January 5 2016

Jaguares head coach Raul Pérez knows there is plenty of expectation around the squad ahead of their Super Rugby debut.

The side's name and logo were unveiled in December, including an impressive squad full of Argentina internationals.

Pérez and his coaching staff are glad to finally be able to get to work.

"We've been anxious to get started," Pérez told the UAR website.

"We're with a group that know each other well, who have been working together for two years. Just like with the beginning of any process there's a lot of expectation, especially when you think about the size of the tournament and how us joining Super Rugby has given us the level of competition we wanted.

"The players ended last year on a real high so there's also a lot of expectation."

Pérez revealed that closer attention on the side's structures would come after the end of their physical preparations, which are well underway.

"In the first few weeks there will be a lot of physical work, but not without working on in-game situations so that when it comes down to it the players are ready for anything," he said.

"Then we'll have more of a chance to work together on our structures in attack and defence.

"Super Rugby's played at a much higher intensity than at other levels and we're prepared for that. We have an excellent staff to help us prepare for it in the best way."

Photo courtesy of UAR/Juan Pastene