Fardy expects crazy atmosphere against Jaguares

Experienced Brumbies flanker Scott Fardy is preparing for a raucous evening at the Estadio Jose Amalfitani in Buenos Aires this weekend. 

The Australians will take on the Jaguares side in what is sure to be a lively atmosphere in the Argentinean Capital.

The Jaguares support is known for being some of the most fanatical in the Super Rugby competition, with the attributes of the local fan-base earning praise from the Wallaby who has experienced the fervour of Argentinean rugby first-hand.

“The support is crazy here,” Fardy told the Brumbies’ official website.

“I think the guys may be surprised at how into it they are and the Canberra crowds could maybe learn a bit!

“They are always singing and whistling and there is a lot happening with the atmosphere being crazy. Preparing for that will be key and I think that the guys who have played Tests here will have to help the others.”

The Jaguares will play their fourth home match in succession this weekend, having been defeated by the Sharks (25-33) and the Force (6-16), in between seeing off the Sunwolves (46-39), and Fardy is under no illusion of the challenge they will present.

“They play with a lot of passion like Argentineans do,” he said. 

“They are very physical and enjoy the battle at the scrum and they are incredibly hard to defend because of their offloads, and we must make sure we stay connected defensively, as they are slippery in the backs and great on the counter attack.”

After another mighty day of travel the Brumbies settled in Buenos Aires in the early hours of Monday morning ahead of the clash which, coming off a good win against the Kings, could allow the team to push on towards the Australian Conference title.