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Having won a lineout just five metres out from the Argentine tryline South Africa would, in theory, have been in a very solid position to create a try. Upon taking the lineout replacement Eben Etzebeth turned to present the ball to his teammates but rather than advance in a rolling maul the South Africans were forced several metres backwards and into touch. Calling the defensive play was Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe who headcoach Daniel Hourcade had positioned in the middle of the lineouts. The Toulon back-rower read the move and saw the maul quickly deactivated. In previous Rugby Championship fixtures such a position had tended to see Argentina tactically caught out.