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Trailing by 19-6 in the 57th minute in Napier Argentina had a legitimate try disallowed as French referee Pascal Gauzere made an early call for a knock-on. With centre Ma'a Nonu looking to clear Leonardo Senatore attempted a charge down which saw the ball rebound back in a legal manner. Senatore regathered and scored a try but it was not given with Gauzere claiming a knock-on. No second opinion was requested as the TMO was never asked by Gauzere to clarify whether the Puma had, in fact, knocked-on or not. Four minutes after the incident Nicolás Sánchez kicked a penalty to make it 19-9. Argentina could possibly have, in other words, been behind by 19-18 in the final quarter had the referee asked the TMO to confirm whether it had been a try or not.