The Jaguares brought the Sharks down to earth with a moerse bump when they outclassed the hosts for a comprehensive 51-17 triumph in Durban on Saturday afternoon.
The Durbanites were superb in their previous outing against the Lions in Johannesburg, but on this occasion, they struggled on home turf against the well-organised Jaguares outfit.
A poor defensive effort saw them conceding seven tries – by half time they were already 21-10 behind and chasing the game after the visitors had scored three times.
The 51 points scored by the Jaguares is the second-most ever conceded by the Sharks in Durban – one fewer than the 52 scored by the Crusaders in 2015.
The international-laden Jaguares stamped their authority from an early stage and kept the pressure on throughout while keeping the scoreboard ticking at regular intervals.
Lock Hyron Andrews and replacement Aphelele Fassi scored for the home side, while Matias Orlando led the scoring spree for the visitors with a hattrick of tries, followed by Tomas Cubelli, Pablo Matera (2) and Matias Moroni.