Australia's pack outmuscled Argentina to secure a 25-19 victory in Rosario on Saturday and finish the Rugby Championship second to New Zealand.
Coach Heyneke Meyer says South Africa must become more clinical if they hope to beat New Zealand in Soweto next weekend.
The Australian Rugby Union says it has written to Wallaby flyhalf Quade Cooper over his "toxic environment" criticisms.
Bok coach Heyneke Meyer was left to sweat over his team selection for Saturday's game against Australia with a number of players nursing injuries.
Australia overcame a slow start to ease some pressure on coach Robbie Deans with a 26-19 win over South Africa in their Rugby Championship Test.
Bok captain Jean de Villiers says the team have to implement the changes they made this week if they want to beat Australia on Saturday.
High balls are set to dominate Saturday's Test against Australia as Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer again relies on his conservative tactics.
Daniel Carter ensured New Zealand converted their territorial domination into points as they beat Australia 22-0 in their Rugby Championship clash.
New Zealand have kicked off the inaugural Rugby Championship with a convincing 27-19 win over Australia.
In the heady glow of the Olympics, it may have escaped general notice that a new international rugby tournament begins on August 18.
Australia just managed to pull off a 25-23 victory after the buzzer against Wales in a well-matched encounter in Melbourne.
As the powerhouses of southern hemisphere rugby take on the UK's top brass, the pressure is on SA as the Wallabies and Kiwis thrash Ireland and Wales.
Thanks to three convincing performances at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium, the SA Sevens team stormed into the quarterfinals.
Sam Waburton will lead Wales at next month's Test against Australia despite being sent off during his last international appearance at the World Cup.
After losing Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale to injuries, Australia finished the World Cup on a high with a 21-18 third place playoff win over Wales.
Three All Black players make up half the list of nominees for 2011's rugby world player of the year award, making this contest one of the closest yet.
Nick Farr-Jones believes the All Black team that will play France in the Rugby World Cup final compares favourably with the side that won in 1987.
Hosts New Zealand stormed into the World Cup final by overpowering Australia 20-6 in a brutally efficient display of power rugby on Sunday.
Whether or not the ref helped Australia against South Africa, the Wallabies could now upset the All Blacks and face the resurgent Welsh in the final.
After the controversial rugby quarterfinal between Australia and South Africa, David Campese has slammed the standard of officiating at the World Cup.