The Wallabies left for SA with coach Robbie Deans keeping secret the identity of his new flyhalf for next week's Rugby Championship Test against the Boks.
Deans has had to find a replacement for injured No.10 Quade Cooper, but was giving little away at the team's departure as to whether it was Berrick Barnes or Kurtley Beale.
The Wallabies are second in the Rugby Championship, behind the all-conquering All Blacks ahead of their final two Tests in the series against the Springboks in Pretoria on September 29 and Argentina in Rosario on October 7.
Deans said he had decided on a new playmaker after losing Cooper to knee surgery earlier this week, but wanted to tell his players first.
"The choices are obvious... we've got Berrick, we've got Kurtley," Deans said at Sydney airport.
"Obviously, it will be one of the above.
"We've made the decision, we just haven't communicated it yet.
"Our protocol is to talk to the players before we talk to the public."
Barnes, renowned for his reliability, has strong kicking skills more suited for a conservative field position game while regular fullback Beale is a more explosive, ball-running No.10.
Deans said his choice would not be an indication of the style of game he intended to play as the team look to continue their recent dominance over the Springboks. Australia have won seven of the past eight contests.
"I don't think it will make a lot of difference either way," he said.
"As you've seen with the way we structure our game, you'll see both players involved in both roles, so it really doesn't matter."
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.