HIGHLIGHTS-Rugby-Super Rugby week nine


April 21 (Reuters) - Highlights from week nine of Super Rugby:


Elton Jantjies kicked a penalty two minutes from time to earn the home side a seventh win in eight games and break the deadlock after a feisty showing from their Argentine visitors on Friday.

The Lions twice came from behind, first after going behind to Matias Orlando's try, to lead 14-7 at halftime through scores from Harold Vorster and Lionel Mapoe.

Jaguares' forwards Rodrigo Baez and Guido Petti crossed the line twice in three minutes to reclaim the lead for the visitors in the second half before Ruan Ackermann's try made it 21-21 10 minutes from time.

Jantjies slotted over a penalty to win the game to the relief of the Ellis Park crowd.


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South Africa's Kings rallied in the second half to shock an error-prone Waratahs 26-24 in Sydney on Friday to pick up only their second win of the season.

The Kings, who trailed 17-7 at half-time, scored tries through prop Justin Forwood, fullback Masixole Banda, hooker Michael Willemse and were awarded a late seven-point penalty try. Flyhalf Lionel Cronje kicked two conversions.

The season continued to get worse for 2014 champions Waratahs, who walked away with a solitary bonus point after winger Taqele Naiyaravoro went over for his second try of the evening after the siren.

Winger Cam Clark and centre Rob Horne also crossed for the hosts, with flyhalf Bernard Foley adding two conversions.


Centre Vince Aso scored a hat-trick of tries as the Wellington Hurricanes overhauled ACT Brumbies in in Nelson on Friday.

Aso touched down in the seventh minute and grabbed two more in the second half as the defending champions overhauled a 21-14 half-time deficit to claim their seventh win in eight matches this season.

Callum Gibbins collected a brace of tries in the second half, with Cory Jane, Mark Abbott and Ngani Laumape also crossing.

Tevita Kuridrani, Sam Carter and Joe Powell scored tries for the Brumbies, who were kept scoreless for the final 50 minutes. (Compiled by Ian Ransom, Sudipto Ganguly and Mark Gleeson; Editing by David Goodman and Ed Osmond)

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