The Rugby Championship is the annual rugby union competition contested by Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The competition is organized by SANZAR and prior to 2012 was known as the Tri Nations. The name changed in 2012 to reflect Argentina being included in the competition.
Australia captain David Pocock will be sidelined for up to three months after undergoing knee surgery in Sydney.
The All Blacks are taking no chances with experienced loosehead prop Tony Woodcock who will not feature against the Wallabies due to a rib injury.
South Africa can expect a far more 'intense' onslaught from Argentina in their return Test on Saturday.
Australia captain David Pocock will miss the Bledisloe Cup clash with New Zealand after being told he needs knee surgery.
The post-match focus was on Bismarck du Plessis, but he is not South Africa's only casualty from the first round of the Rugby Championship.
South African captain Jean de Villiers, who arrived in Argentina with the rest of the Springboks, is bracing for a backlash from the Pumas.
The Wallabies were dealt a major blow on Monday with confirmation that skipper David Pocock needs keyhole surgery on his knee.
Quintin van Jaarsveld feels the bonus point system puts the Springboks at a distinct disadvantage in the Rugby Championship.
All Black loosehead prop Tony Woodcock is the only injury concern for the world champions following their 27-19 win over the Wallabies at the weekend.
Sharks hooker Craig Burden has been called into the South Africa squad to travel to Argentina in the place of the injured Bismarck du Plessis.
Following their 27-6 victory at Newlands the Springboks will venture far out of their comfort zone when they play against the Pumas in Mendoza on Saturday.
The Springboks know that they have to improve their work at the breakdown if they are to pose a threat in their three upcoming away matches.
Australia captain David Pocock suffered a serious knee injury during Saturday's 27-19 defeat by the All Blacks.
Australia's hopes of recovering from defeat to New Zealand have been dealt a potentially savage blow with captain David Pocock an injury doubt.
Sharks hooker Craig Burden will join the Springbok squad that will be travelling to Argentina.