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Stormers get 35-8 Super win over Jaguares

By AAP Newswire

The Stormers have continued their Super Rugby turnaround, beating the Jaguares 35-8.

It was the third straight win for the Capetown outfit following a 40-3 mauling by the Bulls to open their season.

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi was one of four try-scorers as the home side rebounded strongly after conceding an early score to Jaguares wing Bautista Delguy.

Centre Daniel du Plessis, scrumhalf Hershel Jantjies and replacement Justin Phillips also touched down for the Stormers , who scored the final 25 points after Joaquin Diaz Bonilla's penalty pulled the Jaguares within 10-8.

The bonus-point win saw the Stormers move level with the Bulls at the top of the South African conference and joint-second overall behind the defending champion Crusaders of New Zealand.

The standings are something of a surprise development after Robbie Fleck's team looked so far off the pace to start the season.

On Friday in New Zealand, Damien McKenzie revelled in a positional switch and scored a try among 18 points as the Chiefs ended a four-match losing streak by drawing with the Hurricanes 23-23.

In a later all-Australian match, the ACT Brumbies beat the NSW Waratahs 19-13.