South Africa achieved a bitter-sweet 28-8 Rugby Championship victory over Australia on Saturday at Newlands in Cape Town.
Australia showed their true colours a week after being humiliated by France in Paris eraning a deserved 20-14 victory over England at Twickenham.
The Australian Rugby Union says it has written to Wallaby flyhalf Quade Cooper over his "toxic environment" criticisms.
James Horwill has replaced Rocky Elsom as the Wallabies' captain as coach Robbie Deans sprang a major surprise announcing his World Cup squad.
Peter de Villiers is running out of time and excuses after a string of Tri-Nations losses and a World Cup defence less than one month away.
Pierre Spies and Danie Rossouw are the latest injury worries for the Boks, ahead of Saturday's Tri-Nations clash against Australia in Durban.
Celebrated Australian flanker George Smith announced his immediate retirement from international rugby on Friday to pursue a move abroad.